Getting here and parking
We are located inside Old Parliament House.
Our address is 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, ACT, 2600.
The entrance to the museum is at the front of the building, up the large central staircase and through the glass doors. Here you'll find reception. For lift access, enter through the doors leading underneath the central staircase. These doors have signs marked accessible entry.
There are paid, short-stay spaces at the front and on either side of Old Parliament House.
Paid, long-stay spaces are behind Old Parliament House on Queen Victoria Terrace and next to the Treasury and John Gorton Buildings, all a 5-minute walk from our front entrance.
Free accessible parking and accessible pick-up and drop-off are located at the front of Old Parliament House. All parking is uncovered. Parking can be paid for via the EasyPark app or credit card. Only some machines accept coins.
Walking and cycling
We’re within walking distance of the National Gallery of Australia, Questacon, the National Library of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery and Parliament House.
Bike racks are available at the museum entrance.
Find out the best way to get to us by bus with Transport Canberra's Journey Planner.
From Canberra city
Routes 57 and 58 stop near the Treasury Building on Langton Crescent, a 5-minute walk.
Rapid routes 2 and 6 stop at the John Gorton Building on Parkes Place, a 6-minute walk.
Rapid routes 4, 5, 7 and 10 stop opposite Albert Hall on Commonwealth Avenue, a 10-minute walk.
From Woden, Molonglo and south
Routes 57 and 58 stop opposite the Treasury Building on Langton Crescent, a 5-minute walk.
Rapid route 6 stops opposite the John Gorton Building on Parkes Place, a 6-minute walk.
Rapid routes 4, 5, 7 and 10 stop at Albert Hall on Commonwealth Avenue, a 12-minute walk.
From Kingston, Queanbeyan and east
Rapid routes 2 and 6 stop opposite the John Gorton Building on Parkes Place, a 6-minute walk.
QCity Transit route 830 stops at the Barton Bus Station on National Circuit, an 8-minute walk.
Taxi and rideshare
Many services pick up and drop off next to the museum entrance at the front of Old Parliament House.
Standard and accessible taxis can be booked through:
⦁ ACT Cabs: 02 6280 0077
⦁ Canberra Elite: 02 6126 1600
⦁ Silver Service: 02 6239 3555
Available rideshare services include Uber, Ola and Didi.