Happy and Glorious

Happy and Glorious

The Queen’s Visit in 1954. The phrase conjures up memories of a young Queen in summer dresses and ball gowns, crowds of Australians excitedly waving flags and charming tableaus spelling out heartfelt messages.

Old Parliament House was central to the royal tour while the Queen was in Canberra. The Queen alighted from the Daimler and walked up the front steps in her coronation gown to rousing cheers. She was escorted through King’s Hall by a very proud Prime Minister Menzies to attend the State Banquet. In her most formal duty, the Queen opened the 20th Parliament in the Senate Chamber. A room in the President of the Senate’s suite was redecorated and furnished for her private use while she was in the house.

Relive the memories of her visit at the Happy and Glorious exhibition. Enter the very room the Queen used while she was at Old Parliament House.

DETAILS

DATES

20 Jul 2020 - 20 Jun 2021

Next occurrence: 21 Oct 2020

OPENING HOURS

9am to 5pm

COSTS

Not specified

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Happy and Glorious

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

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Family Friendly

Parents Room

Restaurant

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