The Opening Day: 9 May 1927 Old Parliament House was once new. What was it like to be a spectator at the opening ceremony? This exhibition marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Old Parliament House and tells an important story in Australia’s democratic history from the perspective of onlookers in the crowd. Follow The Opening Day around the corridors and discover the pomp and pageantry, humour and tragedy of this historic day. Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Canberra. Daily, 9am-5pm. Inquiries: (02) 6270 8222 or online. Until May next year.