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Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
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This new museum is inside of the Old Parliament House. In 1988 politicians moved to their more modern digs, and in 2009 the building was transformed into this highly interactive museum. Curators use stories of real people and events to trace the history of democracy both in Australia and abroad. The museum was three years in the making, and features five exhibits, as well as the opportunity to see the original chambers and prime minister's office. There are free 45-minute guided tours every day staring at 9:45 am, with the last at 3:45 pm. While you're in the area, take a stroll through the delightful Rose Gardens on both sides of the Old Parliament House building. Across the road from the entrance, visit the controversial Aboriginal Tent Embassy, established in 1972 to proclaim the Aboriginals as Australia's "first people" and to promote recognition of their fight for land rights.
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