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Parliament House

Canberra has the Old Parliament House, which you can visit, and the New Parliament House that is still used today.

Visitors can visit the Old Parliament House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on non-sitting days and from 9 a.m. to House rise on sitting days. There is a free guide service, which assists visitors. Visitors may also participate in guided tours of the New Parliament House. Free tours occur every half hour, starting at 9 a.m.

Decades of politics and passion echo through the corridors of the Old Parliament House, making it one of Australia’s most memorable heritage attractions. Visitors can experience an atmosphere steeped in history, revisit dramatic events, get behind the scenes on a tour of the original Parliamentary Chambers and Prime Minister’s Suite, and enjoy the 1920's architecture and fine design.

It also offers an exciting program of exhibitions and other engaging activities, and is home to Australia’s National Portrait Gallery. Visitors can enjoy dining at the Café and find a unique souvenir at the Old Parliament House Shop. Visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children and concessions, or $5 for the entire family.

Season tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $20 for the entire family. Prices entitle subscribers to free entry to the Old Parliament House and the National Portrait Gallery for a 12-month period, as well as discounts at the shop and Café.


Old Parliament House King George Terrace Parkes, Canberra ACT 2600 AUSTRALIA


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