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National Capital Exhibition

The National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point 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:

  • Brick by Brick: Build Your Own Capital – a LEGO™ activity area
  • The Story of Canberra – a short film
  • Canberra Sound and Light Show – a scale model of the National Triangle with an audio visual presentation
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Meet the Capital

Free guided tour every day at 11:00am.

Group tour bookings for National Capital Exhibition can be made online

Little Griffins

Last Friday of the month, details here

Location: Barrine Drive off Commonwealth Avenue, Commonwealth Park.

Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Closed public holidays except Australia Day and Canberra Day.

The Canberra Sound and Light Show is available in the following six non-English languages:

  • Mandarin
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish

Lovely Lunch Spot: A sheltered picnic facility with a children's playground is available to the left of the entrance of the National Capital Exhibition.

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 available off Regatta Place.

For more information contact:

Phone: (02) 6272 2902
Fax: (02) 6247 1875
E-mail: nce@natcap.gov.au

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