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Parliament House of Victoria

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Address: Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9651 8911
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Description: Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most...
Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings. It is a working State Parliament, and is also the building where Australia's first Federal Parliament met from 1901 until 1927. Free guided tours are provided on non-sitting days, Monday to Friday, at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:45pm. (Tours for groups of 6 or more are also free, but must be booked in advance) The public galleries in both chambers are open on sitting days for visitors who wish to see Parliament in action. Visitors can book for High Tea or Lunch in Stranger's Corridor during non-sitting weeks.
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A Charming Building

A charming building full of charm. The building is full of history dating back to the beginning of Parliament. Recommend a visit if you want to see the beginnings of Victorian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

You can have a guided tour of this building, but you aren't allowed to walk around by yourself. There are tours every couple of hours (just turn up and ask the person at the door or see the sign there) Getting in the place though is like going through security at an airport, at least here you will get your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A charming building full of charm. The building is full of history dating back to the beginning of Parliament. Recommend a visit if you want to see the beginnings of Victorian parliament and government history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Visitors are not allowed to wander on their own inside the building. They are divided into small groups and walk through the various rooms guided by a staff. Some of the rooms are quite well furnished but the real highlight is the presentation by the guide. It is both informative and entertaining. The guided tour lasts for about an hour,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We strolled along past here after seeing an evening performance of Anything Goes at the nearby Princess Theatre. It was a nice night (warm for June !) and lots of theatre-goers walking around. The lit-up buildings looked very impressive in the dark.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

First of all the tour is free and you should go and take a look. The tour guide Martin was very informative about the history, the background and the flow of the Parliament. I learned a lot through the tour, will recommend to go inside and take a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

In my third visit to Melbourne I finally had a good timing to get one of the guided tours to the parliament (make sure you get on time) and it was worth it. The place is great, full of carvings, details, golden finishes that are actually made of ... gold! it is also good to pay attention to the guide,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were lucky enough to be in Melbourne when they had an open day at the Parliament Building. It was a self guided tour throughout the entire building with lots of people to answer questions, and displays in the various rooms that explained how the Victorian government works. I don't know where you get to go on a regular guided... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The tour is free and there is no need to book. Our guide was very engaging and spent time talking to each of us about where we were from, and then related what he was telling us about the Victorian Parliament to our own country's parliamentary system.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Historical building along the spring street. Next to few historical building like Windsor hotel and treasury building. Quite big and Majestic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This tour was surprisingly good, we had a brilliant guide who made the tour really engaging and entertaining, we learned a lot and had a great afternoon.

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Additional Information about Parliament House of Victoria

Address: Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9651 8911
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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