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National Capital Exhibition

Barrine Drive, Commonwealth Park, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6272 2902
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Closed an hour early and turned us away

Arrived at 4.00 on 27th December was told despite advertised opening hours exhibition was... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Pete M
,
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Great Location, Great Exhibition Centre

We were actually dropping in to the information centre and a staff member answered our question and... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Anita T
,
Forster, Australia
via mobile
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Barrine Drive, Commonwealth Park, Canberra 2601, Australia
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+61 2 6272 2902
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 4.00 on 27th December was told despite advertised opening hours exhibition was closed. Asked staff and was explained that they would keep public holiday hours between Christmas and NYD. Disappointed but understandable.

Thank Pete M
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We were actually dropping in to the information centre and a staff member answered our question and also suggested we might want to visit the National Capital Exhibition to see the development of Canberra from the start till today and beyond. It was great. There...More

Thank Anita T
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

The National Capital Exhibition tells the story of Canberra, capital of Australia. There are several interactive displays which make the place interesting. The exhibition illustrates Canberra's vital role as a symbol of Federation. It features the people, events, history and design which contributed to the...More

Thank Aryan2007
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Very interesting exhibition showing how Canberra was chosen as the national capital. We had previously seen a lot about the winning design by Burley Griffin, but it was fascinating to see some of the runners up.

Thank WigglePicker
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Don't miss this small exhibition next to Information Centre. Shows how Canberra came about, with great displays.

Thank PeteLucy434
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Cool place to visit with kids to give them a perspective of how ad why Canberra is where it is. Lots of cool little activities for the kids to do as well.

Thank Brad B
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is the place to go if you want to learn about how Canberra became a city. It also offers great views of the lake. AND there's Lego!

Thank Micci H
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

The info and explanation added by the light display on the model of Canberra really tell you the background to the place and is very interesting. Great views of the lake, good information with very helpful staff and good souvenirs. The only downside was the...More

1  Thank chris w
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

I stumbled across this accidentally on my first afternoon in the city and was glad I did so. The exhibition gives a good overview of the history of the city and how it was conceived. There is an interesting automated exhibition which explains the concepts...More

1  Thank kfcrawt
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We recently visited the National Capital Exhibition and Canberra and Region Visitor's Centre which is situated on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin at Commonwealth Park. In the Visitor's Information area, we were able to browse and pick up any interesting destination leaflets of things...More

Thank pandd1946
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