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 ›
Picture yourself in Australia's democracy by projecting your self-portrait onto the walls of King’s Hall.
The voices and memories of some of the Australians and South African expatriates who worked hard over decades to bring about the end of apartheid.
PLAY UP: stand up, dress up, make up, think up and step up.
Behind the Lines 2015 celebrates the role of political cartoonists in Australia.
This year we celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta
To mark the 75th anniversary of Sir Robert Menzies becoming PM for the first time, we invited John Howard to curate this exhibition.
The outbreak of the First World War was the first crisis for the new Australian nation.
Happy and Glorious commemorates the first visit to Australia by Queen Elizabeth II
During the Cold War, artists turned to a familiar image—the Southern Cross flag of the Eureka Stockade.
EventsAll events ›
666 ABC Canberra: Broadcast and Happy Hour LIVEEvent
On election eve, Friday 1 July, the 666 ABC Canberra Drive program will be broadcasting live from the House of Representatives Chamber.
Vote at Old Parliament House (no pre-polling)Event
On Saturday 2 July Old Parliament House will transform into an AEC polling place.
Looking for a winter escape or need an incentive for your friends or family to visit you this winter?
Discover your inner superhero in our hands-on workshop