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OPEN HOUSE: Visit Australia House, Saturday 21 September 2019

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Australian High Commission

Australia House

Strand

London

WC2B 4LA

United Kingdom

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Saturday 21 September 2019. Open from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Last entry at 4:00pm. Pre-registration is required.

Australia House is the oldest Australian diplomatic mission and the longest continuously occupied foreign mission in London.

This magnificent monument signifies Australia’s unique relationship with the United Kingdom, but is also a strong reminder of Australia down to the finest details. Much of the interior stone, marble and timber was shipped by sea from Australia during World War One.

Despite building work commencing in 1913, WW1 delayed construction, and it wasn't until 3 August 1918 that the building was officially opened by King George V. Australia House marked one of the first major building projects undertaken by the Australian Federal government following Australia’s Federation.

The tour route includes the magnificent and richly decorated Exhibition Hall - best known as Gringott's Bank in the first Harry Potter movie, the Downer Room, Cinema Hall, Bank Vault and the Australia House staircase.

Please note, you must arrive 5 - 10 minutes ahead of your allotted time to allow for security screening. If you are not present prior to your alloted time, you may be denied entry. No large bags/suitcases can be brought in or left at Australia House and only those who have registered in advance will be able to attend. Please allow thirty minutes to one hour to complete your self-guided tour.

Please note:

  • all individual guests must register in advance and show government-issued photo identification, (e.g a passport or driver's licence) in order to gain entry to Australia House, no exceptions.

  • you are able to register four names. Photographic ID must match the name(s) registered. For example, if you are Kate Smith and you request four tickets, you must enter the names of your guests. Duplicate entries for Kate Smith will only count as one registration.

  • you do not need to print tickets or the confirmation email.

  • security screening will be in operation and large bags/suitcases are prohibited.

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Australian High Commission

Australia House

Strand

London

WC2B 4LA

United Kingdom

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