Museum of Australian Democracy

Museum of Australian Democracy

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

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

Let our 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.

We have been working hard to implement increased hygiene protocols and you can learn more about those here.

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.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 9am - 5pm except Christmas Day.

COSTS

Between $1.00 and $5.00
$1 for children* and concession
$2 for adults
$5 for family

*Children under 5 are free

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Museum of Australian Democracy

18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Games or recreation room

Non Smoking Establishment

Parents Room

Restaurant

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 1250 REVIEWS

Ranked #3 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“More interesting than expected”

Reviewed on 03/01/2021

I was surprised how interesting this place was. Cool still-life set ups of the parliamentary offices during the 70s and 80s was a real step back in time experience. Definitely do this if you are...

Review by

crystalbird1975

“#1 museum to see in Canberra”

Reviewed on 01/01/2021

After Melbourne 7mth lockdown was craving to see museums and galleries so headlined to Canberra. This museum was a complete surprise with excellent exhibitions- relevant, engaging, intelligent in...

Review by

Helene G

“Fantastic time warp!”

Reviewed on 29/12/2020

We enjoyed our visit to the old Parliament House more than the new one. Both are free to attend and about 15 minute walk apart. Many of the rooms are 1980s time warp. Fantastic to remember those...

Review by

lovetojourney

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