About MoAD

Celebrating the spirit of Australian democracy and the power of your voice within it.

Welcome to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. We’re a modern museum located inside a heritage-listed building that was once home to Australia's Parliament.

True to our building’s original brief, we provide a ‘people’s place’, where all voices are heard and big ideas are explored.

Through exhibitions, events, community and education programs, we aim to improve understanding of democracy and how to take part in it. Informed by original and authoritative research, we educate through entertainment and engagement.

Everyone is welcome at MoAD. We offer free entry to our building, exhibitions and many events. A rich collection of stories, objects and resources are available online.