Planning your visit
Arrival at the museum
There are many ways you can enjoy your visit to the museum including tours and other activities. Upon arrival staff can assist with any of the following activities and provide more information. If you require more information in the planning stages of your visit please phone (02) 6270 8222.
The museum offers onsite and online programs and resources for school groups that explore the history of Australian democracy. Bookings essential.
Join a tour about Australian democracy explained through the Old Parliament House building, spaces, objects and stories. Tours run for 45 minutes commencing at:
- 10.45 am
- 11.45 am
- 1.45 pm
- 3.45 pm (until 29 January 2017)
From 30 January 2017, the 3.45 pm tour will run at 2.45 pm instead.
Whispers in the Corridors
Colourful characters share stories about life at Provisional Parliament House. Pick up an easy to use iPod Touch from the information booth in King’s Hall. Subtitles available in Mandarin, Korean, German and English.
Building history talk
We’re often asked why the parliament moved from Old Parliament House. This 20 minute talk has the answer, as we use two miniature models of the building to explore its design, construction and evolution.
Press Gallery tour
This short 20 minute tour ranges from light hearted to the more serious as we guide you through the House of Representatives Press Gallery and provide insights into past headlines and deadlines and the people who made them.
The museum has several exhibitions for you to explore. Many of the rooms in the museum can help you discover the history of the building and the events which happened here. You are able to wander freely and enjoy these spaces.
Tours can be tailored to meet the needs of your group. Bookings essential.
School holiday programs
The museum runs regular school holiday programs. Bookings essential.