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Parliament House Tour

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Parliament House

Time Out says

Discover what goes on in the hallowed halls of Victoria's parliament house

You don't have to have political aspirations to enjoy the tour at Parliament House. For one, it's free, and who doesn't like a freebie? Aside from walking in the same hallowed halls as our current and former state pollies, the tour takes in the incredibly ornate architecture and reveals some of the building's less illustrious moments. Like when a cricket ball broke Queen Victoria's arm (sort of).

You're welcome to take photos and videos on the tour, which you'll want to do for a selfie on one of the parliamentary benches (see if you can find where your local member sits). There are also two 20-minute express tours every day for the time poor. No need to book – just turn up on time for your chosen tour on any week day when parliament is not sitting. 

Parliament house tours run eight times a day on non-sitting days at 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm (express tour), 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4pm (express tour). Consult the parliamentary calendar to find out what days parliament isn't sitting.


Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm & 4pm
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