Enlighten - The People's House: Back to the '80s

A free, interactive event for all ages. 


Friday 1 March, Saturday 2 March, Friday 8 March, Saturday 9 March


7:00 - 10:30 pm



Dig out those leg warmers, shoulder pads and neon spandex. Join us for an immersive choose-your-own-adventure that takes you back to the 1980s working life in this building. Can you juggle the tools the telephonists used? Why does the Serjeant-at-Arms carry a fancy golden rod? How good are your aerobic dance moves?

Plan your visit

Parking is available in the Parliamentary Triangle. Carparks at the National Archives of Australia and behind the John Gorton Building are walking distance to MoAD.

King George Terrace will be closed.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Visit our access page for more information.

Food and drink is not permitted in the museum.

Enlighten features illuminations projected onto the front of the building that will move and change. There will be music playing and large crowds of people both inside and outside the building. There will be hands-on activities for all ages and abilities.