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Museum of Australian Democracy

Old Parliament House 18 King George Tce | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6270 8222
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Australian history, with humour!

While staying with friends in Canberra, we were pleased to visit the museum, housed in old... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Adelaide, Australia
Sounds boring but actually really good

To be honest i wasn't that fussed about seeing this museum. Man was i wrong. Why see this?? you... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Housed in one of Australia’s most-loved buildings, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House brings the journey of Australian democracy to life— presenting its past, present and possible futures.Enjoy a range of innovative exhibitions, tours and exhibitions that challenge and inspire. There are also special activities and spaces for children to explore.Open 9am - 5pm 7 days a week, except Christmas DayAdmission: $2.00 Adults $1.00 Concession $5.00 FamilyAll exhibitions free after entryAssisted entry available
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Old Parliament House 18 King George Tce | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6270 8222
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

While staying with friends in Canberra, we were pleased to visit the museum, housed in old Parliament House, on a Saturday morning, before it got too busy. The displays are comprehensive from a history point of view, and cleverly set up for optimum viewing for...More

1  Thank kirkbys2017
Reviewed 28 October 2017

To be honest i wasn't that fussed about seeing this museum. Man was i wrong. Why see this?? you literally step back in time to see how the original parliament buildings looked. Not only do you bet get to see where the ex prime ministers...More

1  Thank taqueeney
Reviewed 26 October 2017

A very educational place to visit. The history of democracy in Australia is fascinating and well worth taking the time to read all of the interesting notices as well as viewing the artefacts

Thank Cantfind
Reviewed 22 October 2017

It is an interesting place to visit gathered that it was the Australian parliament house. However it is a rabbit warren of a place with displays set up in, what appears, to be random places. It could use a set of good guides but that...More

Thank Dodger52
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Museum at Old Parliament House was just about the highlight of our family's trip to Canberra. There was a search for our daughters to do, interactive displays, helpful guides to assist and the experience of sitting down in the old parliamentary chambers. The old...More

1  Thank WF1756
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Visited MoAD after general hours to do the ghost tour. The tour was full of facts and very informative. It involved being taken through the museum/old Parliament House with stories in relevant areas. Tour guides were good, with the main one providing his first tour,...More

Thank Ness2319
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Old Parliament House is now a museum. $2 entry well worth it. You can see everything behind the scenes. Walk through the Prime Minister's Office, sit in the House of Reps and the Senate Chambers. So much to see here.

Thank OzAnniesTravels
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Wonderful old building where you can really feel history of the place. Visited PM office, Cabinet & Party rooms. I especially enjoyed collection of political cartoons. This is one place to visit in Canberra

Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

It is not everyday we have the opportunity to visit the past. I felt I had this opportunity yesterday at the Museum of Australian Democracy. It is housed in the Old Parliament House in Canberra. The magnificent building was opened on 9 May 1927 by...More

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Our family were a bit pushed for time and debated whether to go here. So glad we did. It really is a fabulous place to look through - so much history, and a lovely building. Nominal entrance charge. Definitely include the Old Parliament House in...More

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