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Museum of Australian Democracy

Old Parliament House 18 King George Tce | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6270 8222
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History of Australian federation

We know so little about the federation of our country, the Museum of Australian Democracy provides... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve S
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Canberra, Australia
Lovely building and interesting tour

Visit Old Parliament house before the new one as the tour at the OPH will give a great review of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
HamishUrquhart
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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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Old Parliament House 18 King George Tce | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We know so little about the federation of our country, the Museum of Australian Democracy provides an interest look into that history

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visit Old Parliament house before the new one as the tour at the OPH will give a great review of the system of Australian Government and the workings of the house. The tour takes in the old PM's office and cabinet rooms. Well informed guides...More

Thank HamishUrquhart
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a bunch of kids on school camp here. Really interesting place to visit and a great place to learn about Australian democracy procedures. It was much better than I expected it to be.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

More behind-the-scenes spaces have been opened up since I visited, probably two decades ago, and they were really interesting. To walk into the offices of the prime minister, speaker and the areas that all their support staff were crammed into, with all the office equipment...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took friends to see the political cartoons of 2017 exhibition The cartoons are displayed in themes and are a snap shot of Australia’s political history of the previous year seen through the insightful eyes of political cartoonists The display was excellent We took the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit had something for all ages. We loved seeing the old rooms and dressing up. They have a great kids play area with plenty to do.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted with open arms and it was made very clear of what not to do. The chambers were very interesting to learn about and the Prime Minister room was a great chance to learn but otherwise there wasn't anything else to see or...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the free tour on arrival, our guide was very knowledgeable. We loved low they have set displays up like the person has just left their desk/office for lunch break. Highly recommend Hoi Poiloi the on-site restaurant if you’re there for lunch. Excellent display...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Those that were alive at the time will instantly recognise the steps of Old Parliament House where Gough Whitlam said "God Save the Queen, as nothing will save the Governor-General." I was amazed to learn that it was initially planned to be demolished but saved...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting seeing where the politicians and staff worked in cramped conditions in the old house. Sitting in the different chambers getting the feel of how things worked in such a small area.

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