The Museum of Australian Democracy collection is of national, regional and local significance in documenting and illustrating the development of Australian democracy. Its key themes are the ideas of democracy and the workings of Australia’s government, Australian prime ministers, political influencers and movements and – at the heart of the collection – the nationally listed heritage place, Old Parliament House, the home of Australia’s federal parliament from 1927 to 1988. 

The Museum of Australian Democracy collects material which illustrates the lives and careers of all of Australia’s prime ministers including objects owned or created by Australia’s prime ministers, objects associated with the careers of Australia’s prime ministers and responses to Australia’s prime ministers.


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