History of Old Parliament House

Discover the rich history of our national heritage–listed building.


King's Hall


Daily at 10am, 12pm, 3pm


20 minutes



This tour introduces you to the building that was home to Federal Parliament for 61 years. 

Your guide will show you miniatures of Old Parliament House and explain the changes to the building over the decades. Discover the touches that cement this building as an icon of Australian architecture, all in a “provisional” parliament built in the middle of a sheep paddock.

Plan your visit

There is seating in the models room where most of this tour takes place.

All areas this tour covers are wheelchair accessible.