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Museum of Australian Democracy

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The spiritual home of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House
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Overview

With authentically restored heritage spaces and inspiring contemporary exhibitions, the Museum of Australian Democracy offers an exciting adventure in one iconic building.

Let their guides take you one of their daily tours to learn about the individuals and events of Australian democracy, in the very places where they occurred. Hear the echoes of the people, parties and prime ministers that shaped the nation as you discover Australia’s rich democratic history. Or, embark on a self-guided tour through time in the grand halls and offices of Australia’s most iconic heritage building.

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 Australian democracy and the power of the voices within it including Democracy DNA and Changemakers.

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

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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“The corridors of power!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4w ago by KBofLB

There are two elements to a visit to what was for many years until 1988 the Australian Parliament. To begin with, there is an explanation about the chamber given by a guide. This was very helpful in...

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“A surprise hit!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by wombatdavid

I made a spontaneous visit here on the way between the NGA and New Parliament on foot. I am so glad I did. You can see the old chambers of parliament and even sit on the benches. You see the Prime...

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“Historic home of Australia's Parliament”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 7mos ago by 619jeffry

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, which was the home to the Commonwealth Parliament from 1927 to 1988. Old Parliament House recalls many crucial events in the history of the...

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