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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  • October 5, 2017
    Parliament House is architecturally significant and quite beautiful inside and definitely worth visiting. The free tour offered is very good and quite informative. Although a Melbournian I had never b...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    We visited Parliament expecting to only see it from the outside and were delighted to learn that free daily tours are offered. We missed the last one our first day, but made sure to return the next an...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    Depending on the evening, had just lit up was very nice. Is there free tours a day went by where always cheerful, evening is recommended.
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  • July 31, 2017
    Took a guided tour on Open House Melbourne and it was great. Get to know the the history of the building, some interesting curiosities and how it took place in the history of Victoria. It's wonderful!
  • July 26, 2017
    Took the public guided tour. Takes about an hour. Informative. Beautiful building. Worthwhile to follow the public tour. Interesting story about Queen Victoria statue.
  • August 26, 2017
    Great building (at least from outside), as a Government building access is limited to days when its's available.
  • August 16, 2017
    Amazing architecture, and the history behind the place is incredible. Worth a visit!
  • March 31, 2017
    We took an architecture - guided tour. Pre booking required. It took around 1.30 minutes. A majestic building with golden (real) touch. Very elegant inside, decorated with pastel colours bordered with real gold. Worth visiting. There are public and express tours too.

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