Parliament of New South Wales, Sydney

3.7
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Discover the capital city’s rich history at the iconic Parliament of New South Wales. This complex of landmark buildings includes a two-level Georgian-style building, the oldest public building in the city, and two Neo-Gothic additions containing the parliamentary chambers. The oldest part of the complex was first built to house a wing of a new city hospital, which was largely financed by a monopoly on rum imports (prompting the locals to call it the "Rum Hospital") and completed in 1816. Massively rebuilt in the 1980s, several of the main building’s interior chambers were restored to their original appearance from the 19th century. Time your visit for one of the site’s regular Open Days, when visitors are allowed to wander freely through its many hallways and chambers. Add Parliament of New South Wales and other attractions to your Sydney trip itinerary using our Sydney trip app .
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  • A lot of effort required to go through similar security to an airport. Some nice artwork and interesting history all set in a lovely old sandstone building.  more »
  • Have a look at Parliament House. Need to go through security first. Very intresting old and new buildings. Worth a visit they do have a guided tour and it’s free.  more »
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  • Such an amazing historical place to visit and had everything on display all around spent ages looking at these would go again.
  • Wishing Everyone happy Christmas and many happy returns for the new year

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