National Capital Exhibition Redevelopment

The National Capital Exhibition is undergoing an exciting redevelopment. The Exhibition has been temporarily relocated to East Space, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Commonwealth Place, Parkes ACT, from mid-May until early September 2018.
Please check here for further updates on the redevelopment and the opening of the temporary exhibition.

National Capital Exhibition Temporary Relocation

Explore the Exhibition 

The National Capital Exhibition is an essential stop on any tour of the National Capital. Explore the past, present and potential futures of the capital through displays featuring the people, events, history and design of this unique, modern, planned city. Discover the people behind the design – Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion.

Don’t miss:

  • Learn about the Story of Canberra
  • Brick by Brick: Build Your Own Capital – a LEGO™ activity area
  • The Story of Canberra – a short film

Meet the Capital

Free guided tour every day at 11 am

Group tour bookings for National Capital Exhibition can be made online

Little Griffins

Last Friday of the month, details here

Temporary location: From mid-May until early September - East Space, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Commonwealth Place, Parkes ACT (see map above)

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday - 9 am to 5 pm 

Saturday and Sunday - 10 am to 4 pm

Closed public holidays except Australia Day and Canberra Day.

Lovely lunch spot: Picnic facilities is available within Commonwealth Place.

Parking facilities: Easily accessible parking facilities are available for coaches within walking distance of the National Capital Exhibition.

Extensive pay car parking is available. Free one hour parking, short-stay pay parking and all day multi-stay pay parking are available

For more information contact:

Phone: (02) 6272 2902
Fax: (02) 6247 1875

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