Shows the small rooms that old parliament housed. background taped history which was informative. shame that there was no shop for gifts
I left the Old Parliament with immense gratitude that I live in the Australian democracy. Gratitude for our founding Fathers who developed the Constitution, and those who followed on and developed the rules and the procedures through which Parliament carries out its function. But I also felt deep concern and even anger that some of our elected representatives at the... More
Not many National Capitals have a capital building which is fully open to the public. While it is no longer used as the seat for Federal Government it is provides an excellent window into Australia's political past.
If you want to kill a couple of hours the Museum is well worth a visit, cheerful staff, and very welcoming in general. The exhibits are well organised and whatever your political preference there from reactionary to liberal you will find something. But... stay away from the café.... Café was soul-less and given they have given it a makeover, it... More
We took a tour here with Anne who was very knowledgable and informative. We were able to see both houses and look at some really interesting archives. There was an entry cost of 1AUD for senior citizens. Well worth a visit.
The Museum of Australian Democracy is housed in the former Australian Houses of Parliament. The entry fee is an astonishing AUD 2 for adults. Also, car parking is free- adjacent to the entrance to the building. I highly recommend a visit for anyone who is interested in the history of Australia- for many years, it was made here. Also, I... More
entry is on gold coin donation and gives you access to the whole Old Parliement House so... why not go? Seeing the inside was interesting and the museum gives you information on how the democracy works in Australia - which is always good to know !
We should keep this open for ever to the public, schools should make this a priority for their class to visit. All the people that come to this country to live this is a must so they understand the law of the land.
Disliked tour - tour guide was dry & I'm not convinced he knew his facts; said Thomas Playford was Tasmanian Premier & I'm sure he was only SA Premier. MoADventure trail, where children locate objects around Old Parliament House, is a good concept but the way to complete the activity needs to be explained more clearly. The dress up area... More
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