Parliament House of Victoria, Melbourne

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Inside Parliament House of Victoria are 24-carat gold ceiling ornaments, an imposing Queen Victoria statue, and brass decorations. The building houses the working state parliament, and you can see both chambers (upper and lower houses) of the government in action. During the tour, sit where the speaker and president of the upper house sit, visit the legislative offices, and glimpse the library. To reach the building, climb the grand stone staircase. Take the guesswork out of planning a Melbourne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is a pretty building on the outside, on a monumental location, but it is also very interesting to do a tour of the parliament. However, this is not very frequent, and the groups are not large, so...  more »
  • On the day Parliament is not being held, guided tours and wrote guidebooks and Word of mouth. Go today, the gate closes, on Sunday mornings from 10 am until 4:00 PM (faint memory time) wrote and OPEN. Congress held in May. Well you should go check.
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  • A truly magnificent building on Spring St in Melbourne. Majestic and classic architecture, which, like a lot of similar government buildings, was designed to reflect the importance and power of its in...  more »
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  • No many people know but there is a free excursion around the Parliament. Even though it's free but there is a guide, knowledgeable and passionate about the legislation process. Out of all the information he gave, the most interesting for me was the fact that the building was actually completed by joining two separate buildings. Because initially each Legislative Chamber had a separate place and there was a road in between. Unexpected architectural solution.. but was efficient enough to keep the Parliament at the same place for a long time.
  • Visited the place on Australia Day 26-Jan. There were bunch of flowers at the steps of parliament. There were 2 wedded couples who were on their photo shoot. Usually no crowd. Calm place.
  • First Impressions: When you get to parliament house you have to line up - no big deal. However, there was a long line of school kids there when I arrived. There doesn't seem to be a separate process for school kids - not so great. I wasn't sure if I should join the line with the kids or not, and there was no one there to ask - that's a bit shoddy. I went through some intense security - fair enough. The security guards were visibly tired and over it - that's not really good enough. This is a cultural institution, not an airport. Positives: The building is legit gorgeous. I don't do instagram, but if you did then you would have a field day. The tour is free, which is always nice for a traveller on a budget, and I learned a handfull of interesting facts. Negatives: The tour guide was also visibly tired and over it. He delivered a pretty boring tour with a dead eyed stare and some autopilot jokes - lol. He also got visibly grumpy when some non-english speaking people wandered away. Yeah, I get it's a security issue, but don't make it the visitors' problem. Verdict: Even with the negatives, the tour is absolutely worth it. You can't beat the price point and the building is stunning.
  • Very informative tour by a generous sitting Parliament member.Biggest chocolate chips cookies and refreshments served for afternoon tea.Throughly enjoyed the whole experience and more.
  • They cancelled the 11:30am tour which we had planned to do. Quite disappointing. The security guard wasn't very apologetic either. The website clearly said there would be a tour at 11:30am. Maybe update ur website to real time information? Or is that too high tech for a government office?
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