Everyone laughed when I said I was taking the kids here however there proved to be something for everyone. The 'Behind the Lines' exhibition below the main part of the museum included the kids dressing up as superheroes and using stopwatches to try and find cartoons with specific items. This kept the kids entertained while us adults tried to browse... 更多
You'd want to be interested in Australian political history to go - but I hope you are! The kids play area was really good as well, lots of independent learning taking place! A really good win all round!
We made an emergency bathroom break, and ended up spending a half day exploring the renovated Museum. The staff were very helpful. The former Library now houses the Museum of Democracy, which I found fair and balanced as a place to learn about everything from the Magna Carter to the movement for Apology to Australia's Aboriginal peoples. Recommend for all... 更多
You know their names: Whitlam, Fraser, Sneddon, Hawke, Menzies and their ilk. This is where it all happened. Once upon a time you could only get into the public gallery but now .... The 1970's decorated PM's office, the Speaker's office, the cramped working confines of bureaucrats who had to work into the 1980's in a building designed with the... 更多
Had a great time wandering around the corridors of Old Parliament House. The offices and rooms are remarkably well preserved and give a great insight into the work that was done here. Classic photos, artwork and décor really bring the place to life. Great interactive exhibits also
Fun to wander the corridors where our parliamentarians worked. As much about design and architecture as the history! The PM's suite was kind of hilarious. Not quite Oval Office stuff. Great kids' play area called Play Up. Both my kids (2 and 5) loved it. Would have like more time in the museum section... The café had incredibly slow and... 更多
Our main reason for visiting this exhibit was to see Old Parliament House which our 8 year old daughter was keen to see. Our children quite enjoyed seeing the old chambers etc but were not interested in the Democracy exhibit. it is fun for children to see the different aspects of life in parliament in past years. It doesn't take... 更多
Took time out to visit and was impressed with the scope of the exhibits. It filled in a lot of the gaps in my knowledge of the growth of Australia and the way the native aboriginals were treated. Unfortunately didn't have enough time to see it all as it would take many visits and we only had 4 days to... 更多
This used to be Australia's Parliament House. There is plenty of history here - visit all the chambers and see exhibits explaining about past prime ministers and politicians. You can sit in the seats of past politicians. It is very interesting to see the rooms used by previous Prime Ministers and their staff. Don't forget to see other exhibits. When... 更多
There is more than you think at this museum, allow at least 2 hours. The guided tour worth it to tour the building and here some of the early stories of politics. Loved visiting the Prime Minister's rooms and seeing the display on the royal visit.
As someone who grew up in the 70s in Australia, to be able to walk through old Parliament House at my leisure was a real treat. I found the photos and information fascinating and really well laid out. We walked in to spend 30 minutes and walked out 2 1/2 hours later and I could have stayed for another couple.... 更多
Allow plenty of time for this place. It costs $2 per person which is good value for all the information provided. The old Parliament House is like a time capsule - like stepping back in time. It has so much atmosphere - like the people have only just walked out - nothing has changed. I would recommend one of the... 更多