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Museum of Australian Democracy

The spiritual home of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House
Roleplay in the Kindness Cafe in PlayUP
Live out your rockstar dreams in the Behind the Lines family space
Dress up as the Speaker of the House
Sit in the very place where history happened - The Senate Chamber
Go on an adventure through MoAD with a Superhero Action Pack
Explore Australia's media history in Truth, Power and a Free Press
Laugh out loud at the best political cartoons of the year in Behind the Lines
The spiritual home of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House
Roleplay in the Kindness Cafe in PlayUP
Live out your rockstar dreams in the Behind the Lines family space
Dress up as the Speaker of the House
Sit in the very place where history happened - The Senate Chamber

Overview

With authentically restored heritage areas and inspiring contemporary exhibitions, MoAD offers an exciting adventure in one iconic building.

Let their guides take you on the popular Building History tour to learn more about the history of Old Parliament House or explore our latest exhibitions at your own pace.

Step back in time and visit the authentically preserved spaces of historic Old Parliament House, including the House of Representatives Chamber and Prime Minister’s Suite.

Discover exhibitions that celebrate the stories and spirit of our democracy and the power of our voices within it including Democracy. Are You In? and Yours Faithfully.

Due to current restrictions, things will be a little different than usual, but we still have our signature MoAD welcome ready for you. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is important to us and we encourage you to help us protect our community. Please book your free Museum Pass before you arrive to avoid a wait and if you feel unwell, please postpone your visit.

If you cannot come to us just yet, experience MoAD online through our website and social media channels. You can virtually visit the Behind the Lines exhibition online or take part in weekly craft sessions through On Air PlayUP.

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18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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“If the walls could speak!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1d ago by vicpk

An amazing place for every Australian, a walk back in time, although overseas people may find it boring. Get reception to ring you a taxi when you are leaving.

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“Jack Green Art Exhibition”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1w ago by U4670VSsallyb

An exhibition by the Northern Territory Aboriginal artist, Jack Green, is a real eye opener. It is an intimate exhibition where you have plenty of time to read the artist's own comments about the...

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“AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL HISTORY”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by adelgirl70

As part of Canberra Guided Tours, we had a personalised guided tour through this what was formerly known as Old Parliament House - built in the 1920s for opening of Australian Parliament. For me it...

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