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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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Between the lines political cartoon exhibition is a hoot for any Aussie - visitors may not know the Aust characters

Between the lines (the year's best in political cartoons) is becoming a favourite for a visit to... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2017
Alexandra M
Sydney, Australia
A real tribute to Australian political history

This museum has an array of well crafted displays depicting the various segments of Australia's... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2017
Inta D
Brisbane, Australia
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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
+61 2 6270 8222
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

Between the lines (the year's best in political cartoons) is becoming a favourite for a visit to Canberra. In a city of many exhibits, it is to walk through an exhibit and hear people laughing out loud in front of many works and visibly challenged...More

1  Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This museum has an array of well crafted displays depicting the various segments of Australia's political history. It captures your attention far more than many other museums and is a real credit to its staff. Absolutely worth a visit and a tour with one of...More

Thank Inta D
Reviewed January 16, 2017

A well worthwhile place to visit providing interesting displays and commentaries on our political heritage. Staff are helpful and ready to take questions and provide well informed answers. It is really a must for visitors to Canberra particularly in conjunction with a visit to the...More

Thank hendrob
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic walk through history. You can access parts of the house you can't get anywhere near in the new location. The PM's office, party rooms, Senate Suite. All for a gold coin donation. Was an outstanding surprise.

1  Thank Dazman73
Reviewed January 15, 2017

What a great surprise this museum is. A step back in time where you can learn a lot about the development of democracy in Australia. Nice exhibitions. A must see for everyone interested in Australian political development. Every demcracy should have one like this.

Thank johnflierman
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Located in the former Parliament House, this detailed stroll through Australian Democratic history as well as the wonderfully retro old offices of the Prime Minister, Press Gallery and Cabinet is a must for anyone with an interest in politics. Presented as though the offices were...More

Thank KICon
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Old Parliament House, or the Museum of Australian Democracy, is one of the best attractions in the ACT. This building drips with history making a guided tour or two a must. Most of the guides worked here during its heydays and share many details that...More

1  Thank Steve N
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Great place to take kids to teach them about how Australia's democracy works. Also lovely to see Old Parliament House on all its glory.

Thank Brad B
Reviewed January 10, 2017

We visited Old Parliament House whilst visiting our daughter. She drove us there and said she would pick us up in an hour or so. Five hours later we emerged! There was so much to see and information available. Lots for the children to do...More

1  Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Having not been to Canberra, my friend and I decided to go and see the old Parliament House. Only $2 entry and wow! Brilliant deco architecture, amazing history and a huge sense of presence with an enormous amount of information and delights. Loved it.

1  Thank Adrian S
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