Parliament House
Parliament House
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • MelbourneTed
    Surrey Hills, Australia90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Such an informative and interesting tour, and I enjoyed spending more time afterwards exploring the building (including the library). Visiting Parliament House ended up being an unexpected highlight of my stay in Darwin. There are self-guided walking tour brochures available at the entrance.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parliament House
    Parliament House is Australia's newest Parliament House and opened by Governor-general Bill Hayden on February 19, 1942. It was the old Post office and 10 people died in 1942 when bombed by the Japanese in August 1942 during World War 11, There is a plaque on the floor It is in 15 Mitchell Street. The NT Library is to the left and lets you print up to 20 pages free.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Fosseboy
    Western Australia, Australia639 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only Fridays so don't miss this!
    Our guide was exceptional. Informative and knowledgeable. We live in WA but knew a lot about the UK Parliament from our life there. But only found out from this tour why there are green seats in the House of Commons. It was a bonus to see inside the chamber. And to understand the difference between a State and Territory. Well worth the visit
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2024
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Wayne
Sydney, Australia111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I visited the morning of my last day in Darwin. A big mistake - I needed more time than I had. Why? Not only can you do the self guided tour of Parliament House ( they have a guided tour on Fridays) but the building also houses the Territory Library , which had some excellent displays that I could only view briefly. Next time I visit I will allow much more time.
Written July 22, 2022
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Rachelle
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Well worth a visit. The Library alone is worth going to see but closed Mondays. The Timbers used throughout the building are magnificent. Speakers corner a coffee shop atthe back on ground level is worth a stop everything is made on the premises and the view out to the Harbour Magnificent. Just before leaving pay a visit to the Tactile Arts shop, all locally made merchandise, by local Artists.
Written December 27, 2022
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,950 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
This is probably the most impressive building in the Darwin CBD. Known as the “Wedding Cake”, the stylish architecture gives a sense of grandeur to the building. The white colours are stark against the background colours, which emphasises its style. The gardens around the Parliament House are well maintained and equally beautiful.
Written November 4, 2022
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ronp1954
Langford, Australia790 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Nicely designed building which we would have liked to see a bit of the inside, which was noit possible when we were here. Set amongst some lovely grounds where we walked our dog. Apparently it has a nickname amongst the locals where it is known as the wedding cake. Why? it is square and white, with a lot of fruit on the inside mixed with alcohol.
Written September 28, 2022
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MelbourneTed
Surrey Hills, Australia90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Such an informative and interesting tour, and I enjoyed spending more time afterwards exploring the building (including the library). Visiting Parliament House ended up being an unexpected highlight of my stay in Darwin. There are self-guided walking tour brochures available at the entrance.
Written August 14, 2023
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Parliament House is Australia's newest Parliament House and opened by Governor-general Bill Hayden on February 19, 1942. It was the old Post office and 10 people died in 1942 when bombed by the Japanese in August 1942 during World War 11, There is a plaque on the floor It is in 15 Mitchell Street. The NT Library is to the left and lets you print up to 20 pages free.

Written September 25, 2023
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Mooondance
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Interesting & well presented HIS- Story of Darwin.

The exhibition in the library on the history of Darwin was good but could be better. There’s a lot of stories, photos & film about men’s achievements. The films were worth watching as they were quite archival. I also think that seeing as they include music & some art that a history of its literature- authors, poets & even journalism would be an insightful addition. I enjoyed a coffee at the Speakers Cafe. It was also a good activity to do to stay cool in the heat of the morning when these no breeze at this time of year.
Written June 7, 2022
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Pioneer749954
Australia36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Parliament House was a beautiful treasure to visit when we were in Darwin. There is a lot of information about the history of politics with these walls. Also hidden away in this magnificent building is the library, which had a wonderful historic display. We completed our visit with a lovely morning tea at the ‘Speakers Corner cafe’, where the coffee and cake was delicious.
Written January 21, 2022
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Rebecca B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We strolled in early one morning and were the only visitors. We had an enjoyable look around. There seemed to be a good exhibition on in the library which wasn't open at the time we were visiting. There seems to be a cafe in the building with a lovely outlook
Written November 30, 2022
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Blueliliac
Canberra, Australia110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We roamed around Parliament House while visiting Darwin as Parliament wasn't sitting. It's a very impressive building and the library was welcoming with an interesting historical display. The cafe, Speakers Corner, was a lovely surprise. We sat on the veranda, overlooking the water, enjoying life in Darwin.
Written June 12, 2022
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