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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Canberra-based artist Alison Alder reinterprets and reinvigorates portraits of Australia’s first eight prime ministers in this thoughtful and visually arresting contemporary art project.
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 Opening Day: 9 May 1927 marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Parliament House.
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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The Speaker, the Journalist and the AFL: In conversation with the Hon Tony Smith MP and Paul DaleyEvent
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear award-winning journalist and author Paul Daley in conversation with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon Tony Smith MP.
Mystery Tour: Party GamesTour
Come behind the scenes at the museum and discover that political intrigues are not the only games which have been played at Old Parliament House.
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.