"Visit the Old Parliament House..." Old Parliament House Tip by Ronald_T

Old Parliament House, Canberra: 5 reviews and 5 photos

 
 

Favorite thing: Visit the Old Parliament House (http://www.oph.gov.au)... When Australia?s Federal Government moved to Canberra in 1927, the Old Parliament House was its first home. Although the building was supposed to be a temporary structure, Parliament continued to sit here until 1988, when the new Parliament House (see above) opened on Capital Hill. This site is worth a visit with the surrounding rose gardens or you can take a step back into history, with guided tours of the building and the intriguing sound and light presentation 'Order! Order! ' The Old Parliament House is also the home of the National Portrait Gallery, where you can meet many of Australia?s most famous faces, as seen by many of Australia?s most famous artists. The vistas from the front looking back to the War Memorial (see further) and from the back looking up to the New Parliament House are equally magnificent?

Address: King George Terrace, Parkes
Phone: o2 6270 8222
Website: http://www.oldparliamenthouse.gov.au/

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  • Written Sep 12, 2002
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