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Parliament House Perth

From Colonial to Contemporary: Chronicles of the House on the Hill | Parliament of Western Australia

Did you know that Parliament House once sat alfresco by lowering the windows to each chamber to invite the sea breeze in? Or that there are fossilised sea creatures embedded in the building's external masonry? How about the fact that there are a number of handcrafted maali (black swans) depicted throughout its interior?

A myriad of artisans contributed to the creative beauty that is Western Australia's Parliament house. Discover the ornate leadlight windows, marvel at the old-world charm of the Parliamentary Library, hear about refurbishment that supports a fully functioning Parliament in a heritage listed building, and view extensive Aboriginal artworks from throughout the state — all at your Parliament.

This event is a guided tour, where participants will also have the extra option to participate in outdoor activities, for all ages (allow an extra hour before or after the tour for optional outdoor activity). Two sessions will be run on the day, at 9:30am and 1:30pm. There is also the option for a free self-guided garden tour available on weekends (self-guided garden tour during daylight hours only).

OPENING HOURS: 9 am to 5 pm (non-sitting days), 9 am to 6 pm (sitting days).

Further information - Parliament of WA Tours

Event Details: Suitable for General Audiences, Free Admission - Bookings Required for some events, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Event Showings

    11 - 14 Apr
    (sessions at 9:30am and 1:30pm)

    17 - 21 April
    (sessions at 9:30am and 1:30pm)

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    Free Ticketed event

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    Parliament House, 4 Harvest Terrace

    West Perth WA 6005

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    ACROD Parking

    Wheelchair access