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Parliament House of Victoria

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Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings. It is a working State Parliament, and is also the building where Australia's first Federal Parliament met from 1901 until 1927. Free...more
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Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9651 8911
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed an informative ~45 mins tour of the parliament house of Victoria. The tour is free and you can register by arriving 10-15 mins early - check the tour times on their official website. We were shown the upper and lower chambers as well as...More

Thank AL1873
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have travelled a fair bit But often you neglect to visit sights in your own neighbourhood! The high tea was good value for $49 with a glas of bubbly. The atmosphere in the old building was lovely and friendly. Went to the free tour...More

Thank Leanne N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience to be taken back into an old world atmosphere and be treated to High Tea.. The tour was very interesting through both Upper and Lower houses to see where our politicians work.. Statue of Queen Victoria = Huge !!!

Thank Ornella M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never done the tour but perhaps it would add to the learning. Have walked past so many times and just love its style and quality and how it dominates the landscape from its prime position at the east end of Collins Street. So much more...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son took me to Parliment House for High Tea, it was a lovely experience, very old world decor, nice food with a glass of bubbly. Good service pleasant staff. There was tour of Parliment house which was included in the High tea price. This...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Not planned and don’t even know the Parliament House offer guided tour to public. The tour started at 1:30 and begin registration and check-in at 1:00. The whole process is smooth, officers very kind, can take photos. We tour the library, assembly hall, legislative chamber....More

Thank Cust-HK
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Learn about Victorian politics, The parliament house tour is highly recommended. The building is historical.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building that must be appreciated together with its history. So take the guided tour provided. You will not regret it. Without the narrative, it will be just another old building (although majestic).

Thank LucySpore
Reviewed 30 September 2018

If you were born in Victoria you wouldn't have been told all of our up bringing in school, just how Melbourne in the 1800 was the richest city in the world and many many more interesting things and events that occurred. Either we weren't told...More

Thank brian12013
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Even if you're not from Victoria a tour of this place is really interesting. The guides have a lot of local knowledge so it's quite fascinating .If the restaurant is open be sure to try it.

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Response from Texan C | Reviewed this property |
From front street level (facing the tram tracks), are mainly steps & pillars with Victorian lights . Parliament house is user friendly also to "not so convenient" visitors, believe me, the government is really thoughtful... More