Museum Of Australian DemocracyCurrently 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, Canberra Reviews
Exceptional. Loved it. Missed the tour unfortunately but self explore was still lots of fun. Lots to see and do within the old worldly charm of fascinating architecture and wood panelling... 5 bucks for a family was unexpexted but decent as I suppose they use that for the upkeep of the building. I can imagine the go through a little bit of "Mr Sheen". Cheers.
The kids area is fabulous!! They charge a small $2 dollar fee for adults and kids over 5. I have to say next time I will take some extra cash to donate because I feel it's so good that's worth much more than $2! Thank you for having a great space for families.
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?
Full of character and colour, the Old Parliament House should definitely be on your visit list if in Canberra. Walk down those halls of power where dark smokey conversations were held to influence party voting one way or the other, be shocked at the maze-like rabbit warren and the working conditions of party staff, then stand next to Prime Minister’s desk in his office. Such history! With an entry fee of only $2, this is... Highly recommended! 👍🏼👍🏼
This was the best spot I’ve visited in Canberra. So full of history, knowledgeable guides and very very tactile! I’d spent hours here if not for the kids. The mid century deco was amazing as well.