The National Capital Exhibition tells the Story of Canberra as the capital city of Australia.
It is an essential stop on any tour of Canberra. Explore displays featuring the people, events, history and design of this unique, modern, planned city. Discover the people behind the design – Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion.
Canberra is unique and innovative in the history of town planning. The built and natural landscapes have equal importance and the shape of suburbs is determined by the surrounding natural features.
The scale model of the national area of Canberra, including a projected presentation
The augmented reality overlay on a replica of an original plaster of Paris landscape model
The Story of Canberra – a brief film in the Foundations Theatre
Interactive displays on alternative designs and changes to the Griffin plan over time