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 8221.
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
- 2:45 pm
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.
Please note: from Monday 31 March to Friday 11 April the Press Gallery exhibition will be closed to the public for a range of conservation, maintenance and improvement works.
This activity has been designed for the young and young at heart. The trail helps to discover the building and find some special objects located around the museum.
The MoADventure Trail is available from the King’s Hall information booth. Suitable for 5-12 year olds and takes about 30-45 minutes to complete.
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.