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Things to do in Canberra

We recommend delegates book in advance to attend any of our national institutions.

National Museum of Australia

Talking Blak to History

See extraordinary works and hear the voices of Australia's first
peoples first in Talking Blak to History. This exhibition in First Australians, on the lower ground floor, features powerful objects that speak to the aftermath of colonisation and explore issues including land rights, sovereignty, the Stolen Generations
and deaths in custody.

Building and Architecture Tour

Discover the stories and meaning hidden in the museum building, design and landscapes.

Museum of Australian Democracy

Current Exhibitions Include

  • Changemakers – celebrates the activists, icons and allies behind 120 years of women's rights in Australia.
  • Democracy DNA: the People, the Prime Ministers and the World
  • Behind the Lines 2021: The Year in Political Cartoons.

Australia War Memorial

Visitors to the Australian War Memorial need to book free, timed tickets to view their galleries and to attend the daily Last Post Ceremony.

The Australian War Memorial is pleased to be Trip Advisor's number one attraction in Canberra.

Bringing together a world-class museum, shrine and research centre, it tells the stories of men and women who have served, and continue to serve our nation in war, conflict and operations.
Through exhibitions, artworks, large technology objects and personal records, we share personal experiences of military service.

As the Memorial embarks on an expansion of our galleries, we will create a permanent display dedicated to telling stories of what our nation has done to prevent war and contribute to peace.
This continuing story of service and sacrifice will connect the spirit of our past, present and future for generations to come.

Royal Australian Mint

A working factory, a Commonwealth Heritage Site & a multi tourism award-winning cultural attraction. The Mint puts icons of Australia's cultural heritage directly into each of the hands of
its people and visitors. The image on each Australian coin produced by the Mint are conversation starters & history markers; statements on who we are & where we have come from.

See how coins are made through the Factory viewing platform and interactive multimedia displays. Spot Titan, the Mint's robot whose job it is to pour coins into a hopper. Discover the fascinating world of coins through a FREE guided tour. Mint your very own coin or buy a coin from the Mint's Coin Shop as a memento of your visit or a gift for a loved one. End your visit with a coffee or light snack at the Mint's Café. For a list of exhibitions, displays and public programs visit

Everyone has a coin story to share. Whether it was the first gift from the tooth fairy, the sixpence in the Christmas pudding, the vital 'head or tails' decision, or the hours spent collecting & admiring special pieces – Visit today & discover the world of coins, because one and all, coins are Made for Wonder!

Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology. A herbarium of preserved plant specimens is closely associated with the living collection.

The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild. This helps protect them against extinction and provides information which might assist reintroduction to their natural habitat.

Haig Park Village Markets

The new Haig Park Village Markets runs from 8am-2pm every Sunday in the beautiful leafy grounds of Haig Park, Braddon - moments away from Lonsdale street's boutiques and cafes.

Canberra's newest farmers and food market is hosting some of the region's best local farmers and producers at the weekly event.

It's a lovely place to enjoy a picnic while picking up some fresh produce, beautiful blooms and artisan breads for the week. There is live music, delicious food and face painting among other exciting sights for children and adults alike, there is no better way to spend a Sunday!

Canberra Brewery, Winery and Distillery Tours

Canberra Winery Tours invites guests to enjoy and experience
a wine tour to remember, with comfort, extensive knowledge, great food and of course wines you won't forget. The guided tours by Canberra Winery Tours open the doors to the jewels of the ACT region, so that you may be rewarded with insights into the true heart of the nation's capital and the incredible local wineries.

Discover the breweries, distilleries, wineries, pubs and restaurants in Australia's capital with Dave's. From Vin & Gin Tours, Triple Treat (winery, brewery & distillery) tours, to the CanBEERa Explorer, Dave's take care of all the details so you just need to bring your thirst – for drinks, food and knowledge.

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