Museum of Australian Democracy

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Be surprised at what’s inside!

There’s something for the whole family to enjoy at MoAD in Old Parliament House. From fun family spaces with games and dress ups, to authentically restored heritage areas and contemporary exhibitions, MoAD offers an exciting adventure in one iconic building.

Step back in time to the Bob Hawke era in the restored Prime Minister’s suite or absorb history by sitting in the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers.

Explore MoAD’s latest exhibitions at your own pace and be moved and inspired by first hand stories of journalists in Truth, Power and a Free Press.

Or laugh out loud at some of this year’s best political cartoons in Behind the Lines where 2019’s politics is seen through the frame of Aussie rock music. You can even release your inner rockstar with dress ups and air guitar.

There’s hands on fun for the kids with the free, daily, facilitated craft activities in PlayUP, and stop by Yours Faithfully and show the kids what letter writing was like before iPads and social media. Write letters to friends, family or even your local representative on vintage typewriters and let MoAD post them for you.


Cafe Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Enquiry Desk Family Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Free Wifi Games or recreation room Interactive Centre Museums Australia Museums Galleries Australia Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Restaurant Shop


From AU$1.00

$1 for children* and concession
$2 for adults
$5 for family

*Children under 5 are free

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