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National Capital Exhibition

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Address: Barrine Drive, Commonwealth Park, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Don't miss this small exhibition next to Information Centre. Shows how Canberra came about, with great displays.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Uxbridge, United Kingdom

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank PeteLucy434
Maitland, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 cafe. Potentially great with view etc. But the service was so terribly slow that I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 behind the triangular theme on which the city is built and shows you in lights... More 

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
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 to do in the Canberra area. There are friendly staff available for help or information... More 

Thank pandd1946
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This free attraction is situated overlooking the lake. It chronicles the start of Canberra's design and construction. Perhaps more could be said of Walter Burley Griffin, but the various displays are fascinating. There are Lego toys for kids, seating for parents and a coffee shop for those who need regular sustenance. Parking is convenient and free on weekends.

Thank Sydntooli
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149 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Whilst this is a great exhibition on how Canberra came to be created, I would miss it if you are short on time. It's not really one of the "must see" places in Canberra, but it is free, and has lots of hands on stuff for the kids, and a fun video of how Canberra was developed.

Thank disabled_jetsetter
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a good place to take visitors to take in the history of the nations capital. I would recommend it for anyone who visits Canberra.

Thank Lini999
Speers Point, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This was the first attraction that we visited and it ia a great olace to start as the display gives a good overview of the development of Canberra.

Thank Margaret P

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