National Capital Exhibition

Galleries, Museums and Collections

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.

Facilities

Art & Culture Carpark Coach Parking Disabled access available Family Free Wifi History & Heritage Interactive Centre International Picnic Area Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

Rates

Free Entry

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Flag of Italy

Italy, Embassy of

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Embassy of the People's Republic of China

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The Playhouse interior

Canberra Theatre Centre

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Flag of Mexico

Mexico, Embassy of

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International Flag Display with the High Court of Australia in the background

International Flag Display

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