Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory

Parliament House Art Collection

The major collection is of over 4,000 works of contemporary art by Australian artists purchased and commissioned mainly during the 1980s when Parliament House was being built.

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial commemorates the sacrifice of Australian men and women who have served in war, through its ceremonial areas, extensive exhibitions and research facilities.

Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

Located in National Triangle, minutes from the city and other major attractions. Australia's largest interactive science centre with over 200 hands-on exhibits. Specifically catering for families and offers good value for money. Spend a couple of hours or an entire day.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Canberra Contemporary Art Space is a vibrant centre for the experience of contemporary art which presents a curated program of exhibitions and events by Australian and international artists. It also provides professional support for ACT based artists.

Canberra Bicycle Museum

The Bicycle Museum is situated within the Canberra Tradesmen's Union Club, which has been developed along the philosophy of a living museum and is characterised by its nostalgic charm and friendly atmosphere. The Museum features over 60 old and unusual bicycles on display at any time.

National Dinosaur Museum

The National Dinosaur Museum focuses on the Earth's Prehistoric past and interpretation of the fossil record. The museum is home to the largest display of dinosaur material in Australia and a recipient of an Australian Tourism Award for Significant Region Attraction in 1997.

National Museum of Australia

Opening as the flagship for Centenary of Federation celebrations, the National Museum is the first in the country devoted to the stories of Australia and Australians, exploring the key issues, events and people that have shaped and influenced our nation.

Old Canberra Tram Company

The Tram Company is part of the Canberra Tradesmen's Union Club, which has been developed along the philosophy of a living museum and is characterised by its nostalgic charm and friendly atmosphere.

St John's Schoolhouse Museum

The Schoolhouse was built in the early 1840s and operated continuously until 1880 and from 1895 to 1907. The Museum consists of the original schoolroom and five other rooms used as a home for the school Master and his family.

ANU Art Collection

The ANU collection is spread throughout the Australian National University campus in both public and private areas. Annual exhibitions of some works are held at the Drill Hall Gallery. The works are loaned to other institutions and exhibitions.

National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia is home to the nation's collection of art and has works drawn from every branch of the visual arts. The core of the collection is the Australia Collection which includes works by Roberts, Streeton, Condor, Boyd and Nolan.

The National Motorcycle Museum

The largest collection of vintage, veteran, classic and interesting motorcycles open to the public in Australia.Over 170 motorcycles and memorabilia

Old Parliament House

Built in 1927, this magnificent heritage building was the seat of political power for more than sixty years. Today, you can relive the dramatic stories behind the rise and fall of governments through an ever-changing program of events, tours, exhibitions and workshops.

ScreenSound Australia

ScreenSound Australia, the National Screen and Sound Archive, is the treasure house of Australian audiovisual history. ScreenSound collects and preserves Australia's moving images and sound recordings.

Canberra Museum and Gallery

A vibrant place in the heart of the city, Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) celebrates the region's social history and visual arts with dynamic exhibitions and unique community programs and events.

Australian National Botanic Gardens

The first trees at the gardens were planted in 1945. After a period of rapid development in the 1960s, the gardens were opened to the public in 1967. The gardens occupy about 40 hectares on Black Mountain and include a herbarium.

Blundell's Cottage

Blundell's Cottage was built in 1860 to accommodate skilled workers on the Duntroon Estate. It remains the only such building in the Parliamentry Triangle. Furnished to depict turn-of-the-century rural life, the cottage provides an intriguing contrast to modern Canberra.

Drill Hall Gallery

The gallery has a charter to provide the Canberra community and the Australian National University (ANU) with a selective program of high quality exhibitions of Australian and international art.

Subjects: Art Gallery, Art
National Archives of Australia - Head Office

Holding on to our history - that's what the National Archives of Australia does. We care for valuable Commonwealth government records and make them available for present and future generations to use.

Subjects: Archive