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Pomp and Pageantry

Behind the scenes of a royal visit. 


King's Hall


Saturday and Sunday at 11.15 am


45 minutes



From coronations to royal tours, receptions and gun salutes, grand occasions are about planning and preparation. The pomp and pageantry of these special events lives long in history and memories.

On this tour you'll hear stories about how Australia contributes to coronations, tales of the crown jewels and what goes into planning a royal visit. 

Queen ascending steps

Escorted up the front steps by Prime Minister Robert Menzies, the Queen arrives to open parliament on 15 February 1954.

Plan your visit

All locations on this tour are wheelchair accessible.