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Parliament House of Victoria
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$19.98*
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Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour
Ranked #67 of 393 things to do in Melbourne
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Owner description: Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings. It is a working State Parliament, and is also the building where Australia's first Federal Parliament met from 1901 until 1927. Free guided tours are provided on non-sitting days, Monday to Friday, at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:45pm. (Tours for groups of 6 or more are also free, but must be booked in advance) The public galleries in both chambers are open on sitting days for visitors who wish to see Parliament in action. Visitors can book for High Tea or Lunch in Stranger's Corridor during non-sitting weeks.
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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“Good Place To Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very interesting place, good facilities, easy to get to - just step off the tourist tram that goes round the CBD

Visited October 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Was well worth visiting to see what it is like inside. The rooms are magnificently decorated & the gardens are lovely. Didn't stop for scones but they looked nice. I hope they find the 'Mace; soon. Good luck !!!!!

Visited April 2013
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Brisbane, Queensland
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“Hidden Gem of Melbourne's Tourist Trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

I was astonished to find I was the only person on my tour of the grand, massive building that houses the Parliament of Victoria right in the heart of the city. The interiors are lavish and the tour takes you on a good look at the building's most important parts: the Queen's Hall, the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council. The guides all work for each House of Parliament and provide unrivaled insights and stories that enhance the experience of admiring the lavish interiors and rich history of the building. Make sure you get a good look at the opulent Legislative Council chamber: it is so beautiful I could have sat on the comfy benches and looked at it all day. Shame there is no gift shop.

Visited March 2013
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ToursCoordinator, Manager at Parliament House of Victoria, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to post a review, and we are very pleased that you enjoyed both the tour and the building. We are delighted to announce that we have recently opened our gift shop, (sorry that it had not opened at the time of your visit) so next time you are in Melbourne, please feel free to come in and have a browse!
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“Fantastic interior decorated building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We took a free tour of the Parliment building. The guide was great and inside the building is fantastic. As it was not a Parliment sitting day we were able to spend time in both houses, the library and peak at the dining room. The building looks very much a building in europe and is well maintained. The tour takes about 90 minutes and you will also learn a little about the Victorian history.

Visited March 2013
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“Hard to catagorise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

It is in a commanding position. The surrouinding gardens are lovely. Lots of State history, cool in summer, cold in winter.

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