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Historic photograph of school children

St John's Schoolhouse Museum

45 Constitution Avenue, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2612
9040292 Phone Number: 61 02 6249 6839
Fax Number: 61 02 6249 6839

Visit St John's Schoolhouse, Canberra's first school and school master's residence. It opened in 1845, to provide an elementary education for children from the Campbell estate of Duntroon and surrounding farms. See many family names in the Church graveyard. Visit the Schoolhouse to imagine the different scene of rural Canberra, before it became the Federal Capital. Sit at an old desk, write on a slate, or play old -fashioned games. See the fascinating early photographs of the Limestone Plains. School and other tours welcome by arrangement, for a small fee per head.

The inside of the ANU School of Art Gallery

ANU School of Art Gallery

Building 105 Ellery Crescent , Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
9131199 Phone Number: 61 02 6125 5841

Enjoy an annual exhibition program which reflects the international profile of the Australian National University's School of Art. The School of Art Gallery presents a lively and diverse program of events throughout the year. The School of Art hosts a lively program of public lectures including visiting speakers twice weekly during Ssmester. Conferences and special programs co-hosted with local arts organisations, such as ArtsACT and CraftACT, take place periodically. The School also opens its doors each year to the public for the Australian National University Open Day.

High Commission of Canada exterior

Canada, High Commission for

Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
9040384 Phone Number: 61 02 6270 4000
Fax Number: 61 02 6273 3285

The High Commission for Canada in Australia is responsible for Canada's interests in Australia and a number of Pacific island countries and territories including the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. For immigration and visa services you will need to visit the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney. The High Commission of Canada is located approximately five kilometres south of the city centre.

King O'Malleys

King O'Malley's Irish Pub

131 City Walk, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
9040640 Phone Number: 61 02 6257 0111
Fax Number: 61 02 6257 0112

Eat, drink and be merry at King O'Malley's Irish Pub. Choose from over ten Irish and local beers on tap including Guinness, Kilkenny, Coopers, Stella, Cascade Light, Carlton Draught, and Bulmers Cider. Light snacks and main meals available. Enjoy live music at least four nights a week. Thursdays is up-beat folk style. Friday and Saturdays have pub band rock'n'roll. Enjoy Irish folk music every Sunday evening. No cover charge for music nights. King O'Malleys is based on the legendary King O'Malley, the Minister for Home Affairs who established Canberra as the national capital in 1912.

Endeavour journal 1768–71 (detail), James Cook (1728–79), NLA

National Library of Australia

Parkes Place, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
9040010 Phone Number: 61 02 6262 1111

See the beautiful, the rare and the unexpected at the National Library of Australia on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. Enjoy unparalleled access to Australia's documentary heritage. Australian print materials include books, serials, maps, newspapers, music and ephemera. Search for online publications and unpublished material such as manuscripts, pictures and oral history. You can also find considerable general overseas and rare book materials, and world-class Asian and Pacific collections. Discover fine food and places to relax at their cafés. The bookshop has Australia's best authors on offer and perfect gifts.

A man playing disc golf

Disc Golf Course

Eddison Park, enter off Launceston Street., Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2606

Disc Golf is played at Eddison Park using the same concepts as club/ball golf, except you throw a disc (frisbee) from tee-off to hole. The hole is an elevated metal basket, into which the disc lands. It is free flying frisbee fun. Open to play disc golf at any time with your own disc or frisbee. Makeup your own course by playing from hole to hole through trees or around them. Please see Facebook page for further details

Canberra Irish Club interior

Canberra Irish Club

6 Parkinson Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2611
9040460 Phone Number: 61 02 6288 7451
Fax Number: 61 02 6288 0360

Venture out of the city and discover the Canberra Irish Club. Enjoy Karaoke on Friday nights, and bands and cheap Drinks from 1pm Every Sunday. Canberra Irish Club also host the comedy talent search Green Faces each year. One of you will need to become a member to sign the rest of your group in. A single one year membership costs only a nominal fee. Remember to hang onto your membership card for the next time you visit. Canberra Irish Club is located in Weston which is approximately 10 kilometres from the city centre.

Shaping the bubble

Canberra Glassworks

11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston Foreshore, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2604
9107392 Phone Number: 61 02 6260 7005
Fax Number: 61 02 6260 7509

See professional glass artists at work. Make your own glass paperweight or bird in the Hotshop. Take introductory glass courses from the experts and see their striking exhibitions. Canberra Glassworks is housed in the historic Kingston Powerhouse. Take a self-guided tour and discover some of Canberra's heritage. This contemporary glass centre is the only one of its kind in Australia. Buy exquisite handmade pieces in the gift shop and try a burger from the iconic Brodburger. Book the Canberra Glassworks as an exciting and evocative place for your next function. Add a special glass making demonstration or commission.

Tilleys dining room


Cnr Brigalow and Wattle Streets, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2602
9040545 Phone Number: 61 02 6247 7753
Fax Number: 61 02 6248 6021

Head to Tilley's for a warm atmosphere and ambient lounge music. Enjoy all day gourmet dining, live music, art exhibitions, licensed bar and sidewalk cafe. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free selections are available. Tilleys is only a few minutes from the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre. Make them your first coffee stop! Drive past Tilley's coffee window on Wattle Street for an early morning brew. It's open from 7.30 - 9am weekdays, and open from 7.30 weekdays. You'll love their high quality imported Italian blend espresso. Tilley's has been around for 26 years, with good reason!

Beautifully carved horses on the merry-go-round


Petrie Plaza, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
9040296 Phone Number: 61 02 6257 7088

This picturesque carousel delights children and adults alike with its air of olde-world charm. Most of the horses and elephants have names. See if you can find out who is who. The merry- go-round started life in Melbourne in 1914. The fifty two hand carved wooden horses and two elephants were specially imported from Germany. The twisted brass upright poles came from Scotland. After extensive restoration work, the merry-go-round began operating in Canberra's Petrie Plaza in 1974.

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