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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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This was an interesting tour. The inside is very ornate and the guide very pleasant. We weren't very welcome when being shown the library area and got moved along quickly but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Sal S

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parliament House is very informative and educational. They runs tours and are open to the public, so it's a really great way to have a crash course in basic state government. More than that, you can sit in on question time, in the public viewing gallery. I think it's really exciting to see decisions being made and current issues being... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited without appointment as the weather was grey and were welcomed in to visit (no charge). We initially self guided, including the galleries & Upper House chamber, which we found very interesting. We talked to staff and were taken to the Lower House chamber and were genourously given the time of a guide who provided a wide range of... More 

Thank Pete_Gill_W
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is well worth the time to call into Parliament House for a look around, you can get a drink and food in the Strangers Bar. Its worth popping into the Upper House when they are sitting and listening and watching how things are done. To do this you only need to pass through Security & no ID is required.

Thank Peter J C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This was an interesting tour. The inside is very ornate and the guide very pleasant. We weren't very welcome when being shown the library area and got moved along quickly but would have liked to explore some moe.

Thank Sal S
Ermington, Australia
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51 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

All visitors should visit of the NSW Parliament House . You may not interests in politic but you can have a wine or dine there . The food is very good and they served very nice Australian wine . And you can purchase some souvenir in the post office there . I attend many functions or forum there and meeting... More 

Thank Luckywoo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We enjoyed an hour viewing Parliment house. We walked through the public areas and admired the artwork and history. We had a lovely gentlemen show us through the lower house and a chance to ask a few questions. The upper house was a little more formal and more restricted in terms of where we could walk. Great education for adults... More 

Thank busymumsydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stumbled upon this one looking for a free exhibition you have to go through the process of xray and police checks but that over with is a great building. The gates on the way out open automatically a real treat.

Thank TasmaniaLovesydney
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Fantastic building situated in Martin place, a central location for ease of access for all. I sang here with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir and enjoyed the grandure of the building. Decroated in typical british style the Decor reminded me of the interior of Windsor castle, with paintings of the the british monarchy displayed throughout. The central courtyard, possessed... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

To be able to visit the parliament of NSW provides a bit of an insight as to what goes on within. The chamber and various rooms were fascinating to look at. You can also visit a live legislative session on certain days of the week around 11am. It was a bit confusing as to where to go first when i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

One of the attractions located at the Macquarie Street is this attraction. It was about 30 minutes before closing time when I arrived so I asked the Security Guard if I could still enter and visit the place. He assured that I would have plenty of time. The employee inside the Senate is another friendly fellow. He explained the furnishings... More 

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