The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum

Museums in Canberra, Australia

Parliament House Canberra Dusk Panorama

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. Below is a list of some of the key Canberra museums:

  • National Museum of Australia
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Australian War Memorial
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Old Parliament House, Canberra

Essential Facts about Sydney:

  • 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

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