Museum Of Australian Democracy

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: King George Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2600, Canberra
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +02-62708222
  • Ticket Price: 2 AUD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Exhibition , Heritage Building

Museum Of Australian Democracy - Review

Visitors can experience an atmosphere steeped in history, revisit dramatic events and enjoy the 1920s architecture and fine design. The museum offers an exciting program of exhibitions and engaging activities which explain how the building, its spaces and objects connect us with Australian democracy. The architecture of Old Parliament House is worth discovering too, particularly the Members bar. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Canberra itinerary 1 day.

Museum Of Australian Democracy Ticket Prices

  • Child: 1 AUD, Concession: 1AUD, Family: 5 AUD

How To reach Museum Of Australian Democracy by Public Transport

  • Route 6 stops on King George Terrace.
  • Take a bus routes 2, 3 and 6 on weekdays.
  • Take routes 934 and 935 on weekends and public holidays.
  • Routes 2, 3, 934 and 935 stop on Parkes Place and

Restaurants Near Museum Of Australian Democracy

  • Museum Cafe
  • The Lobby Restaurant
  • The Kitchen Cabinet

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  • Museum Of Australian Democracy Address: King George Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2600, Canberra
  • Museum Of Australian Democracy Contact Number: +02-62708222
  • Museum Of Australian Democracy Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Museum Of Australian Democracy Price: 2 AUD
  • Best time to visit Museum Of Australian Democracy(preferred time): 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Museum Of Australian Democracy: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Canberra include Museum Of Australian Democracy in their plan

  • 36.3% of people start their Museum Of Australian Democracy visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Museum Of Australian Democracy

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Museum Of Australian Democracy, Canberra Reviews

  • The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a living museum of social and political history, located in a nationally listed heritage building in Parkes, Canberra. The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House helps people to understand Australia’s social and political history by interpreting the past and present and exploring the future. Bringing alive the importance of Parliament in the lives of Australians; interpreting, conserving and presenting the building and our collections; providing entertaining and educational public programs; and providing a range of other services that enhance the visitor experience. Permanent exhibitions : The Prime Ministers of Australia exhibition explores the public achievements and inside stories of every Australian prime minister—from Sir Edmund Barton in 1901 to our present PM—to reveal the passions that led them to the highest public office. Speeches, photographs and special personal items provide insights into the life experiences that shaped our leaders and changed the nation. Australia’s road to democracy has been challenging, innovative and sometimes controversial. Designing Democracy explores democracy’s ancient roots and the international events that influenced Australia’s own brand of democracy. It also introduces some of the brave and passionate Australians who shaped the nation and changed the world. Discover the ideas and ideals that inspired radicals and revolutionaries to create modern Australia’s core foundations. See fascinating and often surprising objects Australians have used to fight for their rights and freedoms. How did Australia emerge from the upheaval and inequality of colonisation to a nation confident in the global arena? And what challenges lie ahead?

  • Remember that country you love? Yeah that’s right, I’m talking about that great southern land. No not New Zealand, the other one -Australia! Many a man, women, event and coincidence has probably contributed to making Australia what it is today, but don’t forget to acknowledge the role this building played in all that. It was our Parliament House for quite some time, up until 1988 or something I think. The politicians still alive today who worked there always speak fondly of this place, something about the small and intimate corridors that forced enemies on the other side of the political divide to be mates or something. Glad to see this building still standing and respected for the role it’s played in all that. Today they use it for this and that, and probably in the future that will change again. I think I heard that all the public service grads living in Canberra go drinking at the bar here on a Friday night. Sounds about right. Did you know that famous speech by Whitlam when he was fired by the Governor General happened on these steps? Anyway, make sure you check out this building and pay your respect to this often forgotten yet important player in Australia’s history!

  • The school holiday and seasonal festive activities at the Museum of Australian Democracy are amazing. Take the kids along for a spot of socially aware crafting, join in the Easter Egg hunt or just wander around the halls of Parliament where Australian history was made. The Senate and House of Reps gardens to either side of OPH are glorious so make sure to make some time to visit them too.

  • Really nice mueseum. I found an employee that was extremely nice. She spent almost ten minutes explaining me how Australia became independent. She really seemed to love what she was doing. Committed staff is the best of this great museum. The entrance it is also really cheap.

  • Walking through the halls is like going through a time machine. Great place too bring your kids to learn about history and share their discovery with other children. They have heaps of activities for young ones and the teach them a lot through exhibitions and events. Worth keeping a tab on what's going on here you have kids.

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