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
Barrine Drive, Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park
Parkes ACT 2600
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Closed public holidays except Australia Day and Canberra Day.