National Capital Exhibition, Canberra

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#10 of 23 in Museums in Canberra
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  • 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 Canb...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Great little museum with Lego to keep everyone entertained. It is also in the same building as the visitor information centre. I would recommend it as the first stop for anyone not familiar with Canberra. Also they have reliably clean toilets and a lovely, but pricy, cafe.
  • Great resource for learning about Canberra's origin. Place gets pretty noisy when school groups come through.
  • Shows how Canberra was designed, picked and built. Good to start with on a trip to Canberra
  • The 3D map of Canberra was amazing! So well done.
  • Good view and history lesson. The public toilets are in need for improvement.

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