The National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point is the best place to begin a sightseeing tour of Canberra. The facility displays Walter Burley Griffin’s plan of Canberra and the subsequent development of the city.
The National Capital Exhibition holds a number of intriguing and interactive exhibits that are regularly changed and updated. You will find historic articles of interest for their role in the history and development of the local region, and items significant to recent events and happenings.
Be sure to see the 10-minute audio-visual, The Story of Canberra, which gives a visual perspective of the city’s past and present. It gives an up-to-date account of Canberra and includes some great film footage of important historical events. There is also a terrific little slide show depicting comments about Canberra from Australians of all walks of life and filmed in a variety of locations around the country. This gives an interesting and often humorous perspective into how Australians perceive their capital city.
The interactive laser display of central Canberra shows the locations of the national institutions within the Parliamentary Triangle and is presented in Mandarin, German, Japanese, Spanish and English.
National Capital Exhibition, Regatta Point
Phone: (02) 6272 2902