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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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.
Unleash your creativity in the brand new Zine Lounge—a place for young people to meet, read, and create.
Whether you prefer writing or sketching, the Zine Lounge lets you carve out a space for your voice to be heard.
Follow us down the rabbit-hole for Behind the Lines 2018: The year’s best political cartoons...an exploration of the strange and topsy-turvy Wonderland of politics.
The #UDHRquilt Project features never before seen work from a global craftivism project. Stitching in local and global stories; see the intricate detail of these quilts that represent the world’s conscience.
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.
Told through powerful stories of democracy in action, this exhibition will provoke thought and motivate visitors to recognise the power of their voice.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first women elected to Australian Federal Parliament, Breaking Through exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy explores the journeys of 11 trailblazers who were the first to hold particular parliamentary positions.
Stand up, make up, think up and step up at the next evolution of PlayUP!
Peek into the personal collections of five fascinating collectors. Diverse, rich and often surprising, these collections are brimming with stories.
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.
Happy and Glorious commemorates the first visit to Australia by Queen Elizabeth II
EventsAll events ›
Democratic Conversations: Ireland’s constitutional mini-publicsTalk
Join Professor David Farrell, University College of Dublin, Dr Nicole Curato, University of Canberra and Dr Simon Niemeyer, Australian National University for a discussion on how the Republic of Ireland has been a trailblazer in the use of deliberative mini-publics for important topics of constitutional reform, including marriage equality.
Brexit: Lessons for Australian democracy?Event
Brexit is a political drama that can be followed as some kind of mad soap opera where all the main characters are behaving oddly, and no one has any idea what the conclusion will be, except that it’s unlikely to be a happy ending.
Friday Night Drinks, Summer Edition Event
From February 1st 2019, enjoy Friday Night Drinks: Summer Edition! Grab your friends and get ready to finish the week in style, with great drinks, delicious food and music in the beautiful surrounds of our courtyard.
#UDHRquilt Project: Maker SpaceOffer
Book the maker space within our #UDHRquilt Project exhibition for your next crafternoon...