National Capital Exhibition


A visit to this exhibition should be mandatory for anyone visiting Canberra for the first time, as it gives the essentials in understanding what Canberra represents to the people of Australia, why it is where it is. It reveals that Canberra's design is deeply symbolic, and interprets the significance of that design and the symbolism contained in it. Without that knowledge, Canberra might appear to be just another modern, well laid out but essentially boring place, to glance at briefly and to say you've been, then move on. Through interactive displays, the Exhibition features the people, events, history and design which contributed to the development of this unique city.

Contact: (02) 6257 1968. Location: Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park, City Centre. How to get there: by car, proceed to Commonwealth Park on Barrine Drive off Commonwealth Avenue

Opening hours: The Exhibition is open from 9 am  5 pm weekdays, 10 am  4 pm weekends, closed public holidays except Australia Day and Canberra Day (second Monday in March).

Bookings: Group bookings are essential. Book via the website or by phone.

Onsite Education
Imagining the Capital: Students actively engage with the history of the National Capital, Walter Burley Griffin s design and its implementation today, through a four-step programme which includes a creative drawing element.

Brick by Brick: Budding architects are able to build the future with Lego!" in our new activity area. Note: suitable for 2 x groups of 30 students per hour only. *The LEGO!"Group does not sponsor, authorise or endorse this exhibition.