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The Kitchen Cabinet – Canberra’s very own regional produce outlet and café – is moving to the front entrance of the building. The café has a range of wraps, rolls and sandwiches, salads, pastries and pies available for lunch as well as coffee, tea and a variety of cold drinks. From December visitors will be able to kick back and relax on the front terrace for lunch or share afternoon drinks with friends.
Discovering Mildenhall’s Canberra is a collaborative website between the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and the National Archives of Australia.
King’s Hall within the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House was recently used as a venue for the filming of current affairs program 101 East which airs on Al Jazeera English television.
To allow this important conservation work to happen, Kings Hall will be closed to the public from Friday 13 May until mid June.
We are restoring the colour and texture of the rear facade to the original vision of the architect of Provisional Parliament House, John Smith Murdoch. The project will be done in three steps – removal of non-breathable paint, restoration of the render and repainting.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House was named best tourism operation under the Heritage and Cultural Tourism category at the 2010 Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards, held on 2 December 2010.
The challenge of being in parliamentary opposition is explored in the recently opened Opposition Party Room and the Leader of the Opposition’s Office at the Museum of Australian Democracy.
On 9 May 1927 His Royal Highness the Duke of York opened Australia’s first purpose-built federal parliament building, now known as Old Parliament House. In the accompanying audio from our oral history collection, Therese O’Neill recalls the long trip into Canberra from Yass as a 10 year old, and the thrill of being amongst the crowd to witness the Duke and Duchess of York at the opening.
The idea of a Museum of Australian Democracy was one which was developed over more than 20 years and many people had a hand in bringing the idea of such an institution to fruition.
The introduction of the Lamson tubes into Provisional Parliament House has been attributed to Senator George Pearce.
New roofing works to the South East Wing are nearing completion.