Attraction - Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House


Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is the first and only museum dedicated to telling the story of Australian democracy.

Be inspired by amazing real life stories of ordinary people who actively fought to shape today's society.

Discover where Australia has come from. Get involved in where the country is headed. Old Parliament House's heritage and history remains. See the difference for yourself.

Licensed cafe open for refreshing beverages, snacks, delicious coffee and light meals. Treat yourself to a scrumptious High Tea at the weekend. High Tea must be pre-booked, details on the website.

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CATEGORY

Architechure , Family fun , Museums and galleries , National attractions

ENTRY COST

Adult: $2.00
Child: $1.00
Concession: $1.00
Family: $5.00 - two adults and two children

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 9am - 5pm except Christmas Day. Free entry May 31 and June 1, 7. 8 and 9

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Catering options
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • First aid equipment
  • Guided tours
  • Interactive Centre
  • Lockers
  • Parking for the Disabled
  • Public toilets
  • Restaurant - Licensed
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
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ADDRESS

King George Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2600

Email

[email protected]

Phone number

02 6270 8222

Fax number

02 6270 8111

SOCIAL MEDIA

Phone number

02 6270 8222

Fax number

02  6270 8111

SOCIAL MEDIA

Ask Canberra
Q

What's that black stick with the crown carried in the senate at Old Parliament House?

A

The Black Rod is the official symbol of the Usher of the Black Rod and is used when conducting Senate business such as escorting the President of the Senate and delivering messages or bills to the House of Representatives. It is also used on formal occasions such as the opening of a new federal Parliament, where the Usher of...

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Q

Why is there a King's Hall in Old Parliament House when we have a Queen?

A

King’s Hall is named after King George V, our reigning monarch in 1927 when this building was opened. Bertram Mackennal sculpted the bronze statue of George V.  The King is wearing the regalia of the Order of the Garter. Architect John Smith Murdoch planned for a map of Australia to be set in the floor rather than King George V’s statue.

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ENTRY COST

$100.00 to $200.00

CATEGORY

Architechure , Family fun , Museums and galleries , National attractions

OPENING
HOURS

Daily: 9am - 5pm except Christmas Day. Free entry May 31 and June 1, 7. 8 and 9

Address

King George Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2600

Email

[email protected]

Phone number

02 6270 8222

Fax number

02 6270 8111

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is the first and only museum dedicated to telling the story of Australian democracy.

Be inspired by amazing real life stories of ordinary people who actively fought to shape today's society.

Discover where Australia has come from. Get involved in where the country is headed. Old Parliament House's heritage and history remains. See the difference for yourself.

Licensed cafe open for refreshing beverages, snacks, delicious coffee and light meals. Treat yourself to a scrumptious High Tea at the weekend. High Tea must be pre-booked, details on the website.

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Catering options
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • First aid equipment
  • Guided tours
  • Interactive Centre
  • Lockers
  • Parking for the Disabled
  • Public toilets
  • Restaurant - Licensed
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop