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 ›
Time Travellers Mystery TourTour
Join us for a mystery tour through time and space at Old Parliament House.
Friday Night Drinks: Winter 2018Event
With our Winter series of Friday Night Drinks at Old Parliament House there is no need to hibernate.
Ghost Hunters TourTour
Join us for a torchlight tour illuminated with genuine stories of death, mysterious occurrences and dastardly deeds at Old Parliament House.
Kids’ Conference Workshop 2018Workshop
Facilitators/Presenters workshop proudly hosted by MoAD