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National Capital Exhibition

National Capital Exhibition

The National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point tells 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 of your National Capital including through the exhibition:

  • A scale model of the city with a sound and light show
  • A short film introducing the story of Canberra
  • Films on the day the Capital was named Canberra and the construction of Lake Burley Griffin

We also have the very popular family activity Brick by Brick. The views are spectacular and helpful staff are ready to assist in discovering more about our amazing capital city.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Open every day this Easter 10:00am - 4:00pm

Closed public holidays except Australia Day and Canberra Day.


P 02 6272 2902