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.
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Truth, Power and a Free Press begins a conversation about media and the issues affecting our democracy...
Framed by the world of rock music, and under the theme song of The Greatest Hits Tour, the brand new iteration of Behind the Lines allows visitors to hit rewind on the most significant political moments of the year through political cartoons.
Democracy is a living system and it works best when there is a healthy balance between trust and distrust - but that balance is tipping. Distrust is on the rise, and confidence in our political and social institutions is at its lowest point in decades.
Rediscover the lost art of letter writing in our new interactive space...
Unleash your creativity in the brand new Zine Lounge—a place for young people to meet, read, and create.
Discover the incredible journeys of some of the world’s most inspiring people, taking the time to walk in their shoes in DressUP: Change the World.
Stand up, make up, think up and step up at the next evolution of PlayUP!
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.
Happy and Glorious commemorates the first visit to Australia by Queen Elizabeth II
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Open Air PlayUPProgram
The PlayUP team is excited to welcome you back to MoAD for craft activities, giant lawn games and story time!
Building History TourTour
Want a bird’s eye view of wonderful Old Parliament House and its fascinating occupants over time ? Find out more, here.