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Parliament House

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Address: Paliament House 6 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9230 2111
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My boyfriend & I vacationed, in Sydney, Australia, in May 2016. While there, we bypassed Parliament House and decided to go in. The admission is FREE is get in. The building is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend & I vacationed, in Sydney, Australia, in May 2016. While there, we bypassed Parliament House and decided to go in. The admission is FREE is get in. The building is quite nice and there is an interesting art piece in the middle of the floor, once you get past the entrance. There is also nice art hanging on... More 

Thank Lady4Evermore
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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

Thank illana15
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 

Thank Paige S
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.

Thank Off_down_under
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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.

Thank Saintjoan2001
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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.

Thank Happytraveller604
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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.

Thank skwong43
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.

Thank Peter J C
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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.

Thank Quack H
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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).

Thank Elena K

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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.