"VISIT THE NEW PARLIAMENT HOUSE" New Parliament House Tip by DennyP

New Parliament House, Canberra: 52 reviews and 115 photos

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I am sure it would be impossible when visiting Canberra not to visit the new Parliament House..Located not far from the old Parliament House this new building is in a really dominant postion.The new Building looks down upon Anzac Avenue and across Lake Burley Griffin up to the sacred AustralianWar Memorial. Having worked for the Construction Company that built the New Parliament House I was particularly interested in visiting inside the building..Also having a friend working in Parliament House I was met and shown a real VIP tour around this amazing building..
Entry is free and be prepared for the customary security scans..Once inside one is taken by the size and oppulence ..I guess it has to be, being such an Australian iconic building. There are many wonderful paintings to see along with various indigenous crafts and many historic Australian items and documents on display. A visit into the different assemblies here is possible and after another security check and having to have my camera left in a cloak room ,I was able to enter the chamber and witness "Question time" while the government holding office was having a fiery debate with its opposition..

I posted a postcard at the post office located upstairs and has the official Parliament house"post mark" stamped.. There is a cafeteria that sells various food items and also a coffee shop..

Address: Capital Hill
Phone: 02 6277 5399
Website: http://www.aph.gov.au/

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  • Written Oct 29, 2011
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