Planning your visit
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.
We look forward to welcoming you to MoAD. Bookings are essential - book your General Museum Pass below.Book now
Check in CBR App
The Museum of Australian Democracy is using the ACT Government’s Check in CBR App. The Check In CBR app is a contactless, secure and convenient way for visitors to sign into a Canberra venue.
From 6 March 2021 the ACT Government has made it mandatory for all visitors aged 16 years and older to check in, or to allow MoAD staff to check them in, on the Check in CBR app. You may face a fine of $1,000 if you fail to comply with the check in requirement.
Please help keep our community safe by observing hygiene and physical distancing measures, and postponing your visit to the museum if you are unwell.
Getting to the museum
The hours of pay parking operation are 8.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
· Limited short stay parking is available throughout the Parliamentary Triangle, including around Old Parliament House.
· The NCA has produced a map showing the areas in Parkes where pay parking applies.
Transport Canberra Bus Services
The museum is accessible from Canberra’s City Centre via Transport Canberra.
Bus number 7, 5 and 2 runs from the City depot.
The closest bus stop is Parkes Place (Stop ID: 3260), just 450m away from the Museum.
General access to the building is currently via six steps on the right side of the front terrace of Old Parliament House to the lower level of the museum. For visitors unable to use stairs, stairless access is available via the lower entry which is located to the right of the front stairs.
To preserve our heritage building, we ask visitors to avoid bringing large backpacks, coats, umbrellas, camera tripods, food and drink or other items which may need cloaking. Very limited cloaking services are available at this time.
For safety reasons, visitors may be required to present their bags for inspection.
Our staff can book taxis for you on request at the Reception Desk.