We are all prone to falling prey to myths and misconceptions. The popular misconceptions surrounding medieval food and drink are particularly prevalent – the food was simple, unvaried, brown and eaten with the fingers.
Housed in one of Australia’s most-loved buildings, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House brings the journey of Australian democracy to life—presenting its past, present and possible futures.
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.
Open daily 9am–5pm
(closed Christmas Day)
$2 adults, $1 children and concessions, $5 family
18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra
For more information see Visiting
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As a ceremonial space King’s Hall has been the location of important celebrations and receptions associated with Parliament. Some of the significant events associated with King’s Hall are: Prime Minister John Curtin lay in state beneath the statue of King George V, the day after his death on 5 July 1945; the Jubilee Ball held on 14 June 1951 to cel…