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.
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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.
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.
This year we celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta
PLAY UP: stand up, dress up, make up, think up and step up.
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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.
Cold Light: In ConversationEvent
Don’t miss this lively evening of conversation with novelist Frank Moorhouse and playwright Alana Valentine about their recent collaboration, Cold Light, which premieres at The Street Theatre in March.
Make your Enlighten experience larger than life. Take part in our latest King’s Hall installation For the Record #HansART, a fresh, out-of-the-box way to add your voice to the conversation.
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.