Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

18 King George Terrace Parkes ACT 2600
Postal Address
PO Box 7088 Canberra BC ACT 2610
(02) 6270 8222

Housed in one of Australia's most prominent national heritage listed buildings, The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is dedicated to telling the story of the journey of our democracy. It seeks to provide a range of innovative exhibitions, tours, interpretation, education programs and public activities that will inspire and challenge visitors to explore democracy from its ancient roots to the present day and possible futures.

The museum links the past, present and future of Australian democracy with the history and heritage of the building providing visitors with a holistic and integrated experience. The museum aims to encourage visitors to discover what it means to be Australian in one of Australia's most loved buildings and to be inspired by Australia's greatest achievements-our democracy-and the role they can play in it.

The experience at the museum is unique and cannot be found anywhere else in Australia. It is the rare combination of place and content-the museum shows what happened in the very place most democratic decisions that shaped our nation were made-creating a sense of admiration and appreciation for the visitor. The aim is for visitors to come away feeling empowered, proud and motivated to play their role in Australia's democracy.

The Museum also oversees the provision of catering and conference facilities.


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