Museums in Canberra - ACT

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Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

See the largest giant antennae in the Southern Hemisphere. Learn all about NASA. See a piece of 3.8 billion-year-old Moon rock. Take a look around the Canberra Space Centre where you can watch a space movie, check out what the well-dressed astronaut wears, and get the latest space news.

Canberra Railway Museum

This is a working museum and home to Australia`s oldest operating steam locomotive, the 1210, built in 1878. Locomotives on display include Australia`s largest and most powerful steam engine, the 265 tonne Bayer-Garret 6029, vintage carriages, rail motors. Take part in a workshop inspection.

Canberra Space Centre

The Space Centre is your gateway to the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. The fantastic view, fun interactive and static displays and wide range of archive and new video footage create a visit that you won't forget!

CSIRO Discovery

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.

Geoscience Australia

Public visits are welcome in the large foyer area where there are displays of minerals, rocks, and fossils, and information on the geosciences, the activities of Geoscience Australia, and the clever low energy geo-thermal heating/cooling system of the award-winning building.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a living museum of social and political history, located in a nationally listed heritage building in Parkes, Canberra.

National Capital Exhibition

The National Capital Exhibition tells the story of Canberra, Australia's national capital. It is located on Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Commonwealth Park off Commonwealth Avenue, with spectacular views of the Parliamentary Triangle and the Captain Cook Memorial Jet.

National Dinosaur Museum

The Museum has placed as one of five finalists in the 'Australian Travel and Tourism Award' under the category Best Family-Focused Tourism!

Questacon The National Science & Technology Centre

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre was officially opened on 23 November, 1988. Based in Canberra, the nation's capital, Questacon is Australia's leading interactive science and technology Centre.

The National Museum

Opening Hours

9am - 5pm

Monday - Sunday every day except Christmas Day

(General admission to the Museum is free)

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