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 ›
Discover the rich language and sharp wit of one of India's favourite political cartoonists.
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.
PLAY UP: stand up, dress up, make up, think up and step up.
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.
Picture yourself in Australia's democracy by projecting your self-portrait onto the walls of King’s Hall.
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.
EventsAll events ›
Your history in bloom at Old Parliament HouseOffer
If you thought history was boring, think again! We are bringing you history in playful, insightful and unexpected ways. Our Floriade program this year has something for everyone, so bring your favourite people and make a day of it. It’s all happening at Old Parliament House.
The Great PLAY UP LEGO-athonProgram
Build your own LEGO masterpiece in this drop-in school holiday program.
Floriade picnic basketsOffer
Join us at Old Parliament House from 17 September to 16 October for a beautiful picnic set in the lovely surrounds of the House of Represenatives Courtyard.
Writer in residence event: Sean WilliamsEvent
Sean Williams and the 10½ commandments of writing everything from haiku to international bestsellers.
Hot Chips and Ice Sculptures: historic kitchens guided tourTour
Behind the scenes of the historic kitchens at Old Parliament House.
Switched On: 70 years of parliamentary broadcasting guided tourTour
Join us as we mark the 70th Anniversary of live radio broadcasting from Federal Parliament.