National Galleries & Museums
The vast wealth of Australia’s culture, history and way of life is housed in the national museums, galleries and attractions in Canberra. These national icons offer an intriguing insight into the Australian character and democracy, and our journey from an indigenous continent to a modern nation. See the famous painting “Blue Poles” on a visit to the National Art Gallery or visit the National Portrait Gallery to see portraits of people who have shaped our nation.
The home of Australia’s Parliament and the meeting place of a nation, Parliament House is located on a 32-hectare site on Capital Hill and is the focal point of Canberra. The building is open to the public every day of the year except for Christmas Day.
Additionally, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House brings the journey of Australian democracy to life, presenting its past, present and possible futures.
Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial is a first class museum and extensive archive, commemorating the sacrifice of Australian men and women who have served in war, assisting Ausralians to remember and to understand the enduring impa