National Capital Exhibition

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Due to the procedures in place for the COVID-19, the National Capital Exhibition will not re-open until 20 June 2020, with restricted numbers of seats in the theatre and new sanitising measures.

The story of Canberra as the capital city of Australia.

Canberra is unique in design and innovative in the history of town planning by being the result of a worldwide competition. The winners of that competition, Walter and Marion Griffin, presented a design where the built and the natural landscapes have equal importance. They designed a city that fits in between landmarks and remains in scale with humans.

Come and learn more about what was here before the city, how the site and the design were chosen, what it might have looked like and what may happen in the future.

All digital presentations have international translations.


Carpark Coach Parking Free Wifi Interactive Centre Picnic Area Public Toilet

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


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Free Entry

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Entering the Gallery from the foyer

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Group of cyclists going past the R G Menzies statue on the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore

R G Menzies Walk


Flag of Zimbabwe

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