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The Opening Day – 9 May 1927


Sat 28 Apr 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm
Tue 1 May 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm
Wed 2 May 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Museum of Australian Democracy, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, ACT

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $2.00
  • Child/Concession: $1.00
  • Family: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply


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Old Parliament House was once brand new. What was it like to be a spectator at the opening ceremony in 1927?

The Opening Day: 9 May 1927 marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Parliament House. In 1927, the new federal Parliament in the new national capital symbolised Australian nationhood, identity and ideals. But the photographs, recollections and memorabilia of onlookers at the opening ceremony reveal unexpected stories about the life of the nation at the time.

Follow The Opening Day: 9 May 1927 around the corridors of Old Parliament House to discover the pomp and pageantry, humour and tragedy of this historic day.