Buses run regularly from Canberra City Centre to the museum.
Parliament House Federation Mall stop (400m walk) - Bus routes 57, 58
John Gorton Building Parkes Place stop (650m walk) - Bus routes 2,6
- Commonwealth Avenue, opposite Albert Hall stop (750m walk) - Bus routes 4,5,7,10
Accessible parking is available at the front of the building next to the ground level entrance. Fees apply Monday to Friday.
Access and facilities
Enter the museum through the terrace on the left hand side of the front steps.
Lift access is available at the ground level. Press the buzzer to enter through the doors on either side of the main steps.
Courtesy wheelchairs and strollers
Wheelchairs and strollers are available free of charge from Reception. Mobility scooters may be used in all areas of the museum.
Exhibition galleries, public spaces and the gardens are accessible, though some areas have narrow corridors and tight turns.
Some areas of the House of Representatives and Senate chambers are inaccessible.
Toilets and babychange
Accessible toilets are located on the Lower Floor and the Main Floor. Baby changing facilities are located on the Lower Floor and the Main Floor.
Our friendly Museum Experience Team are here to answer your questions and help plan your visit. Visit the information desk on the Lower Floor.
- Phone: (02) 6270 8222
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All service animals are welcome at the museum.
High sensory spaces
Some areas of the museum use multimedia and may feature loud noises. These include the Press Gallery, the Truth Power and a Free Press exhibition, and the Democracy Are You In? exhibition.
The museum is usually quietest from 9–10am and 3–5pm on weekdays. The museum is busiest during school holidays and on weekends.
Busy areas of the museum include the Behind the Lines exhibition and the Prime Minister’s Suite.