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Heritage Perth Weekend

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Friday, 16 April 2021
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Free Entry
Part of Heritage Perth Weekend – Boorloo Kwedjang Bardip Yangin

Discover the heritage of Parliament House both inside and out. Unlock the history and beauty of this iconic ‘House on the Hill’. Join a free tour of Parliament House and its surrounds and discover the immense state-wide resources that led to its creation.

Visit the Parliamentary Chambers, which were completed in 1904, marvel at the old world charm of the Parliamentary Library and view the magnificent architecture and adornments crafted by artisans from throughout the state and further afield.

2021 is the centenary year of the election of Edith Cowan, the first woman member of an Australian Parliament. Learn about Edith's fascinating personal life and the enormous impact she had on the lives of many Western Australians, particularly women and children.

Engaging presenters will lead you on an intriguing tour or you can complete a self-guided garden walk or family treasure hunt, whilst enjoying our historic panoramas display, with an opportunity to view our historic Fountains refurbishment.

Parliament House comes alive both inside and out on Friday 16 April 2021.

Inside...

...and Out

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In the House

Take a one-hour tour of some of Parliament House’s grandest rooms. Stand on the floor of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly chambers, and take a rare look at the Members Dining Room and Parliamentary Library.
Learn about the life and achievements of Edith Cowan, the first woman elected to an Australian Parliament.
Younger children can enjoy the picture hunt as they wind their way past unicorns, swans and lions.
Tours run hourly. Book to secure your spot.
Black and white working fountains

Under the Fountains

Built in the early 1970s, many will remember the view of the Parliament House Fountains over the Freeway.
Decommissioned in 2005 due to structural issues, the heritage-listed Fountains have been repurposed into much needed accommodation for Parliamentary staff.
Take the lift into the Fountains area and see the amazing transformation that has retained many of the iconic features of the Fountains.
Tours will run every hour from 9.30 am. No bookings required.
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On the Forecourt

Take part in a range of children focused activities on the Parliament House forecourt overlooking Perth city.
Look at our 1919 panorama to see how much the city and skyline has changed over the past 100 years.
No bookings required.
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In the Gardens

Wander our gardens and view the magnificent plants, or take part in our Family Heritage Hunt and test your skills at uncovering the treasures to be found around Parliament House.
No bookings required.
 

Getting to Parliament House

Parliament House is located at 4 Harvest Terrace, West Perth.

 

WALK: Parliament House is a two-kilometre walk from the city centre. Head west along Hay Street or St Georges Terrace and cross the bridge over the freeway.

BUS: The Red CAT Bus along Hay Street will take you to Stop 15: Parliament, or the Green CAT along St Georges Terrace/Malcolm Street to Stop 4: Harvest Terrace.

DRIVE: Paid parking is available on Parliament Place. Please note that street parking on Harvest Terrace is for parliamentary staff and members only. City of Perth rangers patrol this area.

Facilities

A universal-access toilet, baby-changing facilities and water fountains are available in the Parliament House grounds.

Wheelchair access is available.

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