Public Health Emergency – COVID-19 Pandemic
MoAD is temporarily closed to onsite visitors from 2 pm Thursday 12 August, 2021 (today) until further notice to support Canberra's effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Our top priority is the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers. We are committed to supporting social cohesion during these difficult times and we will continue to deliver a range of dynamic and engaging museum experiences online.
Welcome to the Museum of Australian Democracy, located in the National Heritage listed Old Parliament House.
With authentically restored heritage spaces and contemporary exhibitions, MoAD offers an inspiring experience in one iconic building.
Book a General Museum Pass to explore the museum at your own pace. Once you have your pass, you can also book a Building History Tour if you would like an introduction to the rich history of the building before you explore further on your own. Or, if you have an interest in the Press Gallery, you can book a Meet the Press Tour.
Book tickets for PlayUP, our hands-on children's exhibition space with craft activities, story time, listening pods and a Kindness Cafe.
On weekends, once you have your General Museum Pass you can also choose to do the 45 minute Indigenous Experiences of Democracy tour, or Pins, Pearls and Portfolios which traces the century long quest by women to serve in the parliaments around Australia.Book General Museum Pass