In this old place—especially at night—poetry hangs in the hallways, sometimes like a picture, sometimes like a noose.
Housed in one of Australia’s most-loved buildings, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House brings the journey of Australian democracy to life—presenting its past, present and possible futures.
Enjoy a range of innovative exhibitions, tours and public programs that challenge and inspire. There are also special activities and spaces for children to explore.
Open daily 9am–5pm
(closed Christmas Day)
Free after admission
$2 adults, $1 children and concessions, $5 family
18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra
For more information see Visiting
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From the Collection
Maple typist table; plain top and moulded edge above the recessed apron with fielded panels; pedestal on left hand side with four panelled drawers with shaped knob handles; panelled slab end on the right hand side with a spring-operated desk top extension attached.