National Capital Exhibition

A visit to the NCE is a chance to;

  • Explore the Griffin Legacy Light Model and the plans to revitalise the central national areas of our Capital.
  • Find out how Canberra was selected to be the Australia's national capital and the other towns which were considered.
  • Discover the history behind the winning entry for the design of the national capital of Australia.
  • View the stunning terrazzo artwork of Walter Burley Griffin's 1913 plan for the capital.
  • Learn about the Indigenous people of the Canberra area and their fascinating link with the Bogong moth.
  • Relax in our comfortable theatrette and experience the short film 'The Story of Canberra'.
  • See the Parliamentary Triangle and the central area of the national capital in a spectacular all new, scale model, including an exciting light and audio show.
  • Hear the story of Canberra presented in seven different languages.
  • Enjoy one of the best lakeside views of the Captain Cook Memorial Jet, Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and the Parliamentary Triangle.

Situated at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Commonwealth Park off Commonwealth Avenue.

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