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Museums in Canberra, Australia

Museums in Canberra, Australia

Museums in Canberra, Australia

Canberra is the political capital city of Australia. It is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall.

Canberra has some great museums which provide a unique sample of Western, Asian, and Pacific masterpieces as well as a significant focus on the Australian Aboriginal culture.

A Virtual Tour of Museums in Canberra, Australia

Highlights Tour of Museums in Canberra, Australia

National Museum of Australia

The National Museum of Australia preserves and interprets Australia’s social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped Australia.

The Museum has won many awards including two Australian Tourism Awards for “Australia’s Major Tourist Attraction”.

National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia (formerly the Australian National Gallery) is the national art museum of Australia. Its collection includes more than 166,000 works of art.

The National Gallery of Australia (formerly the Australian National Gallery) is the national art museum of Australia. The collection of the National Gallery of Australia includes:

  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art
  • Australian Art in the European Tradition
  • Western art

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is Australia’s national memorial and museums to the members of its armed forces and supporting organizations who served and sacrificed in wars involving the Commonwealth of Australia.

The Australian War Memorial consists of the Commemorative Area or Shrine, the Hall of Memory,  the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier, the Memorial’s galleries, and the Museum.

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery in Australia is a collection of portraits of Australians that are prominent in the history of Australia and whose life sets them apart as individuals of long-term public interest.

Museums in Canberra, Australia

  • Population:                ~ 380 thousand
  • Established:               1913
  • Location
    248 km (154 mi) SW of Sydney
    654 km (406 mi) NE of Melbourne
    958 km (595 mi) E of Adelaide
    945 km (587 mi) SSW of Brisbane
    3,087 km (1,918 mi) ESE of Perth

Map of Museums in Canberra, Australia


See the National Museum of Australia

A Virtual Tour of Museums  in Australia

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Questacon Science Museum Canberra ACT Australia


Australian War Memorial Tour

National Museum of Australia, Social History


” Don’t blow your own trumpet.”
– Australian Proverb


Photo Credit: By JJ Harrison ( (Own work) [GFDL 1.2 ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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