Enjoy a range of innovative exhibitions, tours and public programs that challenge and inspire. There are also special activities and spaces for children to explore.
Current exhibitionsAll exhibitions ›
Roll up, roll up! Marvel at the political cartooning spectacle that is The Three-Ring Circus – showcasing Australian cartoonists’ best takes on 2017 - a tumultuous year under the Big Top of politics.
The Gift challenges us to see the experience of immigration through the lens of contemporary artworks and invites us to write a welcome to Australia on cards that will be given to new Australian citizens.
Peek into the personal collections of five fascinating collectors. Diverse, rich and often surprising, these collections are brimming with stories.
Stand up, make up, think up and step up at the next evolution of PlayUP!
The national referendum on 27 May 1967 was a historic one. An overwhelming majority of Australians – over 90 per cent – voted YES to allowing the federal government to make laws in relation to Aboriginal people and to allowing Aboriginal people to be included in the census.
The Opening Day: 9 May 1927 marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Parliament House.
Canberra-based artist Alison Alder reinterprets and reinvigorates portraits of Australia’s first eight prime ministers in this thoughtful and visually arresting contemporary art project.
An old coat rescued. Sir Edmund Barton revealed. In this exhibition you will discover an intriguing tale of power, prestige and Australia’s changing ties to Britain.
Magna Carta is one of the most famous and significant documents for democracy and human rights around the world.
EventsAll events ›
Enlighten 2018 at MoADEvent
StepUP, speakUP and buildUP at MoAD during the Enlighten Festival 2018.
The Great Easter Egg Trail 2018Event
MoAD’s popular Easter egg trail is back in 2018! Follow the trail around the museum and enjoy games and activities in the courtyards.
Friday Night Drinks 2018Event
The wait is over, Friday Night Drinks are back for 2018! Gather your friends and plan a social evening of drinks, great food and music in the beautiful surrounds of our courtyard.
Old Parliament House wedding open day 2018Event
Come along to our Wedding Open Day, to discover a venue like no other and the versatility this building can offer couples planning their nuptials.
Behind the Lines family gamesOffer
Come and play Political Guess Who or Political Snap at our Behind the Lines 2017 exhibition!
Mystery Tour: Taking the PlungeTour
Come and explore secluded spaces with us at Old Parliament House and discover what is around the next bend.