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National Capital Exhibition

Barrine Drive, Commonwealth Park, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6272 2902
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Lovely place to see history of Canberra and even Australia !!1

The National Capital Exhibition tells the story of Canberra, capital of Australia. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aryan2007
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MUMBAI
Excellent

Very interesting exhibition showing how Canberra was chosen as the national capital. We had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WigglePicker
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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Barrine Drive, Commonwealth Park, Canberra 2601, Australia
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+61 2 6272 2902

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Capital Exhibition tells the story of Canberra, capital of Australia. There are several interactive displays which make the place interesting. The exhibition illustrates Canberra's vital role as a symbol of Federation. It features the people, events, history and design which contributed to the...More

Thank Aryan2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting exhibition showing how Canberra was chosen as the national capital. We had previously seen a lot about the winning design by Burley Griffin, but it was fascinating to see some of the runners up.

Thank WigglePicker
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Don't miss this small exhibition next to Information Centre. Shows how Canberra came about, with great displays.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Cool place to visit with kids to give them a perspective of how ad why Canberra is where it is. Lots of cool little activities for the kids to do as well.

Thank Brad B
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is the place to go if you want to learn about how Canberra became a city. It also offers great views of the lake. AND there's Lego!

Thank Micci H
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The info and explanation added by the light display on the model of Canberra really tell you the background to the place and is very interesting. Great views of the lake, good information with very helpful staff and good souvenirs. The only downside was the...More

1  Thank chris w
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I stumbled across this accidentally on my first afternoon in the city and was glad I did so. The exhibition gives a good overview of the history of the city and how it was conceived. There is an interesting automated exhibition which explains the concepts...More

1  Thank kfcrawt
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We recently visited the National Capital Exhibition and Canberra and Region Visitor's Centre which is situated on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin at Commonwealth Park. In the Visitor's Information area, we were able to browse and pick up any interesting destination leaflets of things...More

Thank pandd1946
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This free attraction is situated overlooking the lake. It chronicles the start of Canberra's design and construction. Perhaps more could be said of Walter Burley Griffin, but the various displays are fascinating. There are Lego toys for kids, seating for parents and a coffee shop...More

Thank Sydntooli
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Whilst this is a great exhibition on how Canberra came to be created, I would miss it if you are short on time. It's not really one of the "must see" places in Canberra, but it is free, and has lots of hands on stuff...More

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