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Happy and Glorious

Souvenirs and stories from Queen Elizabeth’s 1954 visit to Old Parliament House.   


Main floor

Elizabeth II was only 27-years-old and had been the Queen for less than a year when she visited Australia in early 1954.  

Located in the President of the Senate Suite, the same rooms provided to the Queen for her visit to Old Parliament House, this exhibition shares moments from her visit, including the opening of the 20th Parliament and the State Banquet held in King’s Hall.   

See souvenirs and objects from the royal tour and hear the Queen's speech to Parliament.  

Plan your visit

There are some narrow sections of the exhibition.