National Capital Exhibition currently closed for a redevelopment and will reopen in September 2018.
The National Capital Exhibition is undergoing an exciting redevelopment. In order to provide this fabulous new exhibition we have temporarily relocated to East Space, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Commonwealth Place.
The Exhibition will be closed from Monday 23 April 2018 and will reopen at Commonwealth Place in mid-May 2018. Please check here for further updates on the opening date of the temporary exhibition.
We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you into the fantastic new exhibition at Regatta Point in September 2018.
The Story of Canberra
The National Capital Exhibition 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 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.
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Closed public holidays except Australia Day and Canberra Day.