Canberra Museums

See some of the country's most famous treasures for yourself.

Don't wait for a rainy day to explore Canberra's museums. With internationally acclaimed exhibitions and an ever-changing program of events, Canberra's museums are at the forefront of the city's attractions. Roam prehistoric earth with dinosaurs or pay your respects to Australia's wartime legacy.

Trace Australia's social and cultural history at the National Museum of Australia and visit the National Gallery of Australia, with the country's most significant holdings of artwork. Get close to key pieces by prominent Australian artists, as well as international masters. The gallery is often the first Australian port of call for internationally touring exhibitions.

Come face to face with some of Australia's most prominent people at the National Portrait Gallery. Peer into the past or research your family history at the National Archives of Australia, which safeguards government records. The Australian War Memorial contains reflective exhibitions on the nation's wartime history.

Pint-sized paleontologists and dinosaur devotees will love the National Dinosaur Museum. Kids can also learn about the wonders of science at Questacon.