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  • Writer's pictureSteve & Paul

Old Parliament House - Canberra, Australia

A walk through Old Parliament House in the nation's capital, is one of my favourite things to do in Canberra.

Old Parliament House is the home of the Museum of Australian Democracy. It was the home of the Australian Federal Parliament from 1927 to 1988. Bob Hawke was the last Prime Minister to work in this building. And it gives me a huge buzz every time I'm inside the building being able to walk into the Prime Ministers Office - which is pretty much as it was left on the final day of work there.

There is an awesome image on the wall that I loved trying to re-create minus the two famous politicians who played out their years there.

I'm sure there are some guided tours (I'm not absolutely sure), however I just love the fact that you can wander around the building, inspecting the House Of Representatives, The Senate, The Prime Minister's offices, the Cabinet Room and Party Rooms for both sides of the house.

There are even some Crown Jewels featured (not sure if they're real, but they sure looked like it) from when The Queen visited Parliament.

As I previously said, this is one of my most favourite buildings to walk around in Canberra. If you get the chance - do it.


LOCATION: 18 King George Terrace, Parkes

HOURS: Open daily 9am-5pm

Call: +61 2 6270 8222

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