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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Volunteer Guided walk on ANZAC Parade

National Capital Authority

Acton, Canberra

Flag of the European Union

European Communities, Commission of The

Yarralumla, Canberra

Display case of contemporary jewellery

Bilk Gallery for contemporary metal and glass

Forrest, Canberra

Questacon Assistant creates a smoke bubble with dry ice

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

Parkes, Canberra

Flag of Poland

Poland, Embassy of The Republic of

Yarralumla, Canberra

Girl on a moving bridge in the Boundless Playground

Boundless Playground

Parkes, Canberra

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