General Recreation and Leisure

National Capital Exhibition


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About Us

The National Capital Exhibition tells the story of Canberra, Australia's national capital. Through interactive displays, the Exhibition illustrates Canberra's vital role as a symbol of Federation.

It features the people, events, history and design which contributed to the development of this unique, modern, fully planned city.

  • Uncover why Canberra was selected to be Australia's national capital and the other towns which were considered.
  • Explore Walter Burley Griffin’s prize winning design for Canberra.
  • Learn about the Indigenous people of the Canberra area and their link with the Bogong moth.
  • Experience the Canberra Sound and Light Show with its scale model of central Canberra.
  • Build one of the iconic buildings in Canberra using Lego and Duplo blocks, or create your own design in Brick by Brick.
  • Hear the story of Canberra presented in seven different languages.
  • Enjoy one of the best lakeside views of the Captain Cook Memorial Jet and the Parliamentary Triangle.
  • Realise our national capital belongs to all Australians!

For more information contact:

Phone: (02) 6272 2902
Fax: (02) 6247 1875
E-mail[email protected]

Quick Facts About The Region

National Capital Exhibition is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and Parkes, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.