Special Windows To The World tour program
Windows to the World opens the gates to reveal the beautiful landscapes, superb architecture and diverse cultures of Canberra's embassies and high commissions - and this year Parliament House joins in with a special program of building tours.
Across 12 & 13, 19 & 20 October, Parliament House's existing tours feature a special focus on the work of international diplomacy and cultural relations - as well as our beautiful architecture and collections.
Join us for the following tours:
‘Welcome to Parliament House’
Sat 12 Oct, Sun 13 Oct, Sat 19 Oct, Sun 20 Oct @ 9.30am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3.30pm (Free | 40mins)
We share with you the beauty of architect Romaldo Giurgola's design and the stories behind the way this working building is used every day.
‘Behind The Scenes at Parliament House’ *
Sat 12 Oct, Sun 13 Oct, Sat 19 Oct, Sun 20 Oct @ 10am, 12pm & 3pm ($15 | 50mins)
Go behind the security doors and walk the corridors of power where the political conversations are had. * Photo ID required.
‘Indigenous Experiences of Parliament House’
Sat 12 Oct, Sun 13 Oct, Sat 19 Oct, Sun 20 Oct @ 2.30pm (Free | 50mins)
Hear the stories of our Indigenous parliamentarians and staff, explore the site history of Parliament House, gain insights into how Australia's First Peoples are participating in the nation's democratic processes, and enjoy significant artworks from the Parliament House Art Collection by celebrated Indigenous artists.
We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your tour for screening and check-in. All tours run subject to the operational needs of the Parliament.
10% discount in The Parliament Shop
Participants in any paid tour or event can take advantage of a 10% discount in The Parliament Shop on the day of the tour or event.
Photo ID required for 'Behind The Scenes' tour
Please note that, for security purposes, all participants must present photo identification and ticket confirmation to join any behind the scenes tours or events. In the event you do not have these, you will be unable to participate.