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Parliament House

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Address: 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9230 2111
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We didn't realise that you could go in and have a look around parts of Parliament House. It's worth a quick look around, even though you ca only see parts of it, there is a lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

many of the good spots are not accessible to public. THe fell of hte history of hte place is there though. Nice building

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

While I remember the days you could just walk up the stairs, sadly it is not the case anymore. Today there is full security check as a result of the sign of the times. However, at all points that required personal interaction or 'moments of truth' I felt assured that Parliament House staff where amenable and conscious of their visitor... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We didn't realise that you could go in and have a look around parts of Parliament House. It's worth a quick look around, even though you ca only see parts of it, there is a lot of history here and some interesting things. Rub shoulders with your favourite politicians as they come and go from the debates.

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Lahore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

we never imagined that they would let us in.it was such a lovely experience and what a decor and lovely furniture .i wish i could have taken pictures .there was a function so we were not allowed to go everywhere.we listened to the session in progress.

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British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The main reason for visiting Parliament House is to discover the interesting history of the building as it was originally part of the Sydney Hospital during the time when convicts were sent to the area from England.

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Subang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Security measures taken before entry is excellent. If you are interested in the history of the parliament, this is the place to be. There's also a cafe for visitors. There's a corner dedicated to the Australian aborigines where their art and culture is displayed.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

There is plenty of History to see in this Building, you can also pop into the Upper and Lower Houses to see how they operate. It can be interesting to watch. There is also a Cafe inside with good seating, Note you have to go through security when you enter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Needed to go through the security check before letting anyone into the Parliament House, worth the visit when you are at Martin Place because it is just short walk from Martin Place Train (subway) Station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

You might find it a great place to visit if you are interested in a policy making process or in Australian history. There are guided tours as well, which are 45 min long (during holidays). Nice staff. Art collection inside ( paintings are being changed every month).

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Free. You will go through a quick security check. There are tours of the upper house on request which was interesting. There is an interesting fountain in the center of the building. There is a cafe on site which we didn't use. There is some art in the lobby but nothing exceptional. Overall, we are glad we took a look,... More 

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.