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.
Current exhibitionsAll exhibitions ›
Canberra-based artist Alison Alder reinterprets and reinvigorates portraits of Australia’s first eight prime ministers in this thoughtful and visually arresting contemporary art project.
Behind the Lines 2016 celebrates the role of political cartooning in Australia.
An old coat rescued. Sir Edmund Barton revealed. In this exhibition you will discover an intriguing tale of power, prestige and Australia’s changing ties to Britain.
Picture yourself in Australia's democracy by projecting your self-portrait onto the walls of King’s Hall.
This year we celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta
PLAY UP: stand up, dress up, make up, think up and step up.
EventsAll events ›
World’s Biggest PlaygroupEvent
Run by ACT Playgroups, the World’s Biggest Playgroup will feature a variety of playful, hands-on activities for babies to five-year-olds.
The Great Easter Egg TrailEvent
Hop along to the cleverest Easter egg trail in town at the Museum of Australian Democracy on Easter Sunday!
Mystery Tour: Daring DamesTour
They came to Canberra from far and wide, city and country, senators and stenographers alike. These women changed the Federal Parliament forever, from the toilets to the Whip’s Office.
Autumn school holidays: Cartooning masterclassEvent
Develop the drawing skills of a professional in this fun, hands-on workshop with cartoonist Andrew Hore.
Sunday Crafternoons: One Million Stars to End ViolenceEvent
The Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House is seeking the help of the Canberra community to weave 10,000 eight-point stars by July 2017 as part of the One Million Stars to End Violence initiative.
Behind the Lines family gamesProgram
Come and play Political Tarot or Political Celebrity Heads at the Museum of Australian Democracy and live out your political destiny!
Friday Night DrinksEvent
After some record attendances and amazing vibes at Friday Night Drinks in 2016, we are back at Old Parliament House to continue to bring in 2017 with style.