Tour: 'Behind the Scenes'/'Discover' Parliament House - December 2019 ($15, 10am, 12pm & 3pm Daily)
Date and Time
'Discover APH' & 'Behind The Scenes at Parliament House’
Daily at 10am, 12pm & 3pm | $15 | 55mins
These tours give you an in-depth look at the work of The House and the people who work behind the scenes. We explore the political process, share stories of the Art & Furniture Collections and the architecture, and we discuss the landscape that shapes Parliament House.
Behind the Scenes at Parliament House
On 'Non-Sitting Days', we call the tour 'Behind the Scenes at Parliament House', and we take you behind the security doors and walk the corridors of power where the political conversations are had. See the spaces our Parliamentarians work, walk through the courtyards, halls and meeting spaces to learn about the building’s design and architecture. Note that Photo ID is required for this tour. Under 16s do not need photo ID but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. In November, this tour runs November 1 to 10; November 15 to 24; November 29 & 30.
Discover Parliament House
On 'Sitting Days', when Parliament sits and our access to the working part of the building is limited, our guides give you a more in-depth look at the working of the building and the Parliament from the lesser-known public spaces and shines a light on the hidden treasures. Their interpretation of our collections explores in more details about lives of the subjects, the artists and their social & historical context. In November, this tour runs November 11 to 14; and November 25 to 28.
We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your tour for screening and check-in. All tours run subject to the operational needs of the Parliament.
10% discount in The Parliament Shop
Participants in any paid tour or event can take advantage of a 10% discount in The Parliament Shop on the day of the tour or event.