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Museum of Australian Democracy

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Address: Old Parliament House 18 King George Tce | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Housed in one of Australia’s most-loved buildings, the Museum of Australian...

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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Musuem of Australian Demoncracy

This gives a wonderful and insightful look at the history of democracy. As well as a history of democracy in Australia and the inner workings of parliament

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This gives a wonderful and insightful look at the history of democracy. As well as a history of democracy in Australia and the inner workings of parliament

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Trafalgar, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Canberra has so much to offer and see. This was well worth the effort to see our history- get out there and see it

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting introduction to our political history. Cartoon displays, guided tours, access to the old press gallery. Themed events and displays. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the previous parliament building, it is not difficult to see why they needed a new one as space for all the infrastructure was sadly lacking, we were unable to visit the new one so weren't able to compare.The building was charming, and the chambers were very 'clubby' somewhat like Westminster (UK) Ours was but a brief stay so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to learn and remember Australia's political history. Walk around , see and smell demoracy at its core.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the new Parliament House in the morning then decided to visit this one later as it was a really nice looking building. We really enjoyed our visit here and it was a good compliment to seeing the new Parliament House because you got to see through the old offices and meeting rooms something that was not available... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cartoon exhibition is very good. Also did a guided tour of Old Parliament House, extremely interesting. I also wandered around on my own so that I could spend more time in certain areas. Was there for 3 hours & could have stayed longer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Am a local and hadn't really been to OPH except for work functions. Went today to see the behind the lines exhibit which was great but ended up staying about 3 hours going through the place. Really enjoyed it. The open access throughout is great and really informative. Enjoyed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always visit old parliament house when in Canberra. A must for any visitor. They have now calling it a museum & they have redeveloped it with authentic furniture & props. Guided tours are a must first & then do your own thing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Old Parliament House and took the free 45 minute tour. Our guide Kevin was informative and friendly. Well worth a visit.

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