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Current exhibitionsAll exhibitions ›
Changemakers celebrates the activists, icons and allies behind 120 years of women’s rights in Australia.
Explore the events that shaped the nation, and the stories of the people who created our democracy.
In this powerful series of paintings Jack Green explores the impact of the mining industry on his Country, culture and community.
Make sense of the year that was in our annual exhibition celebrating the art of political cartooning.
From listening pods and a roleplay Kindness Café to a fuzzy felt wall and craft activities PlayUP has something for all ages and abilities.
This exhibition uncovers the stories of beekeeping at Australia’s Parliament Houses, both old and new, and shares what we could learn from bees on collective decision making for democracy.
Truth, Power and a Free Press begins a conversation about media and the issues affecting our democracy...
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.
This exhibition explores how the APS has informed, supported and implemented the decisions of the governments of the day.
Create your own zine in our Zine Lounge.
Try on costumes of their iconic outfits and connect with the lives of Malala, Dr Karl, Queen Bey and more.
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
EventsAll events ›
Write, Sketch & Be Heard: School holiday zine workshopWorkshop
Learn how to use zines to share your ideas or make a statement. This 2 hour zine-making workshop is for young people aged 8 to 15.
Top secret tour Tour
Join Tim the Yowie Man and explore Old Parliament House by torchlight as he reveals the secrets of the building and its past occupants.
Building History TourTour
Want a bird’s eye view of wonderful Old Parliament House and its fascinating occupants over time ? Find out more, here.
Our volunteer guides are knowledgeable and passionate about the history and heritage of Old Parliament House. Hear stories of people and events that shaped Australian democracy in the very place it happened.
Let us take your group on a tour that explores the ideas, individuals and events of Australian democracy, in the very places where they occurred.