Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
Home to Australia’s Federal Parliament from 1927 to 1988, this heritage-listed building captivates its audiences with its rich history as well as several innovative and vibrant exhibitions. It’s now home to the Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra’s newest cultural attraction, which provides insights into the stories and events that have shaped Australia’s democracy. Wander through the corridors of power or take a free guided tour. In summer enjoy Friday night drinks and music in the lower-house courtyard. Flanking the building are the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens, while across the road are the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, established in 1972 to protest against a lack of land rights for the country’s Indigenous peoples, and the National Rose Gardens. 18 King George Tce, Parkes; (02) 6270 8222; open 9am–5pm daily.
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