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Address: Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9651 8911
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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Open Day March 22nd, 2015

I had never been here before and when an Open Day arrived, I was happy ! It is a lovely old building with a lot of charm. It is in beautiful condition and a credit to the State. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Victoria's Parliament House was built from the proceeds of goldrushes and opened in the 1890s, when Victoria was the richest place in the world. Evidence of this wealth is apparent throughout this magnificent building, with stunning woodwork, majestic ornate plasterwork and extensive gilt details throughout this gem of Melbourne's architectectural heritage! Millions of pounds were expended on fixtures and fittings,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you want to see how Melbourne spent during the gold rush then this is probably the building that ha the most history. It's lavish halls and corridors all have gold that glitters. Yes it's not gold paint but gold leaf. A magnificent visual.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Beautiful afternoon to visit for open day. Gorgeous interior. Very well organised. Kids got a show bag, lovely touch.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I had never been here before and when an Open Day arrived, I was happy ! It is a lovely old building with a lot of charm. It is in beautiful condition and a credit to the State. I would go again and again and wonder the halls and the chambers. Modelled on the English House of Commons and House... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

45 minute tour of the lower and upper house, central hall and a quick peek at the library. The halls themselves were very beautiful and ornately decorated, and the library was spectacular but I’d have liked to stay a bit longer and have a better look. Our tour guide was a bit inpatient and while I could empathize since we... More 

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Sitting in an imposing location by Fitzroy Gardens, the Parliament building of Victoria is very impressive. The architecture is interesting and great to look at. Sit on the steps and take in Melbourne passing by.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Located just opposite to St.Patrick's Catherdral on Spring Street, the structure is an amazing one. Since all work on strict time lines and close by 5.30 PM max, visiting on working day is not possible. The free City Rounds tram travels very close to this and thus one need not have to spend any extra penny to reach there. A... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We took the tour first thing in the morning. There were only 10 people on our tour so it was very informal. Martin the guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting to everyone. I hope Martin gets to sit in the Queen's chair on the day he retires! Security was very tight at this venue you are searched... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is another 'marvellous Melbourne' architechtural dream. Well worth going to see. There are tours for it, but I missed it. Great restaurants around this area as well. And if you go on a saturday afternoon, you'll see some Melbourne Brides taking pictures in front of it!

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We were wandering around the city taking in the sights and "came across" the Parliament - and found out that a tour was just about to start - and it was free too! So for lack of things to do that day, we joined the tour to see what the Parliament was about. The exterior of the building is impressive... More 

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