Planning your visit
We're now open. We aren't offering tours or PlayUP until further notice.
You’ll need to pre-book your free tickets and follow our COVID-19 Safety Plan (see Safety measures 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.
- 9am to 5pm daily
- Last entry at 4.30pm
- Closed Christmas Day
Where to find us
18 King George Terrace, Parkes, ACT, 2600
Getting to the museum
Parking can be accessed from King George Terrace. Fees apply Monday to Friday.
Accessible parking is available at the front of the building next to the ground level entrance.
Additional parking can be found at the National Archives of Australia, The John Gorton Building and the Treasury Building.
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
Access and facilities
Entry is via the terrace to the left of the front steps, with accessible entry via the Lower Level.
Lift access is available at the ground level. Press the buzzer to enter through the doors on either side of the main steps.
Food and drink
Food and drink are not allowed in the exhibitions. We make exceptions for medical purposes and bottles for infants.
There are no water fountains at the museum but bottled water can be purchased on arrival.
Hoi Polloi cafe serves coffee and light refreshments.
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.
Free public wi-fi is available at the museum.
Cloaking is required for large items to protect our heritage-listed building.