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Museum of Australian Democracy

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Address: 18 King George Terrace | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
Phone Number: 02 6270 8222
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Description: Housed in one of Australia’s most-loved buildings, the Museum of...
Housed in one of Australia’s most-loved buildings, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House brings the journey of Australian democracy to life— presenting its past, present and possible futures.Enjoy a range of innovative exhibitions, tours and exhibitions that challenge and inspire. There are also special activities and spaces for children to explore.Open 9am - 5pm 7 days a week, except Christmas DayAdmission: $2.00 Adults $1.00 Concession $5.00 FamilyAll exhibitions free after entryAssisted entry available
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If you like Australian politics

A free entry museum to Australian politics. You can walk around and get a feel for Australia's political history. You can sit in the house of reps where some of our great PMs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A free entry museum to Australian politics. You can walk around and get a feel for Australia's political history. You can sit in the house of reps where some of our great PMs sat. Visit the offices they used. I enjoyed visiting this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House makes for a great budget family day out. The museum has a modest entry fee (about $5 for the family, I think), though it was free this day in memory of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser who had died that day. At 3 and 5, the kids were a little young... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my second visit to Old Parliament House and was just as good as the first. The sense of history in this place is tangible and a good few hours are needed to wander through the many rooms. Lots to do for kids as well, they can don a cape and mask and follow clues, or dress up in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Arrived the morning Malcolm Fraser passed away. We accidently joined a Tafe training session on the events surrounding the eventual sacking of Whitlam - what a fantastic few hours spent - so informative. The building is beautiful and very well preserved. A great few hours spent.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

For political junkies like me old parliament house is just wonderful. It evokes memories of the drama of Australian politics, especially The Dismissal. Others, particularly younger folk, will probably not be so enthralled. It needs a some serious thought as to how to bring the place to life for a variety of visitors. It currently includes an exhibition on Robert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What an amazing building, nooks and crannies everywhere. I could hear the typewriters tapping away, hear people calling out to one another. Visiting the Prime Ministers office was interesting especially the colour schemes they chose. But for me to sit in the room that the Queen used when she visited Australia was very special.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

for a meagre fee of $2 you can visit juts about every room in the old parliament house in Canberra and from all the official chambers to the prime minister's bathroom. a most interesting visit and a real eye opener.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great history lessons for all of us but interesting at the same time. The Press Gallery is just great and gives a real feel for the activity that would have taken place. Much more interesting than the new parliament.

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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This museum is housed in Old Parliament House. During Enlightenment, it was open at night for visitors. Fascinating place with many volunteer guides who knew the history of our Parliament. We even got to hold the replica Ceremonial Mace. During Enlightenment, there was a slide show on the outside of the front of the building, depicting political cartoons, current and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We often take our visitors to Old Parliament House if they're interested and then have a coffee or light lunch before or after - a pleasant outdoor courtyard. The exhibits and professionalism of the staff greatly improve each year and we were all very impressed this year. We particularly enjoyed "Behind the Lines" - the best political cartoons of the... More 

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