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Museum of Australian Democracy

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Address: 18 King George Terrace | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
Phone Number: 02 6270 8222
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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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We enjoyed our visit to the old Parliament House. The displays were quite interesting and I particularly enjoyed the old Prime Ministerial rooms. Good place to spend a few hours... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
AetMenvacances
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Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the old Parliament House. The displays were quite interesting and I particularly enjoyed the old Prime Ministerial rooms. Good place to spend a few hours on a cold, rainy day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic snapshot of Australian history. We went for the cartoon exhibition and luckily we caught the volunteer led tour. So interesting. Allow lots of time to play with the inter active time line touch screen display.

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Bathurst, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fascinating venue which, apart from the main exhibition, has other attractions to keep you interested and wanting to return. The current exhibition, "Behind the Lines", is very entertaining and amusing.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the last time I was here it was still being used as our parliament and what they have done with it now is fantastic, make sure you take a guided tour, the guides have so much information, you can even go in the old Prime Ministers Office, this is a must do for anyone going to Canberra and so is... More 

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Bilambil Heights, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So much to see you must leave enough time to take it all in. It is a beautiful old building and has many interesting exhibitions to explore. We watched a group of school children in the House of Representatives area pretending to be Parliamentarians and there was a lot of "hear, hear" and "shame, shame" being shouted about. A lot... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, for art deco fans, a visit to this building is a must. Secondly, if you remember politics from before 1988, you will well remember the events of 1975. You can stand on the steps where Gough made that famous speech. There are plenty of interesting exhibitions inside, including a fabulous selection of political cartoons. There are 2 cafes as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended the EASTER Eqq hunt and had a blast. It was really enjoyable. We also learnt a lot about the place by filling out the questionnaires. They were heaps of fun. Thanks,

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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time to Canberra the weather was amazing for a July day. Hubby, our 6mth old son and I visited what was the old parliament house. An amazing experience, well layed out with fantastic interactive stations with a huge amount of information. While walking around one of the volunteer tour guides introduced himself (Cliff) and let us know of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only wished to reminisce on having visited the building over 30 years ago. However we found the museum quite interesting and my 13 year old son read and engaged with many of the displays.

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Sydney, Aust
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank goodness they kept this building as a museum. Many of the rooms look like the people working there just got up and left, leaving behind their belongings. To be able to sit in the Senate and House of Reps, to feel how close the journalists were to the action, and how closely the politicians from all sides were thrown... More 

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