Woman at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra © Tourism Australia

Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Tourism Australia

9 of Canberra’s best museums, galleries and theatres

Aboriginal Memorial at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Visit Canberra

Aboriginal Memorial at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Visit Canberra

Two women look at a portrait at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra 

When to go

Time your visit to coincide with the Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize, which exhibits photographic portraits from established and aspiring Australian photographers.

 Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Tourism Australia

Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Tourism Australia

Unmissable experience

Don’t miss the Last Post Ceremony which commemorates a different Australian named on the Roll of Honour each day. This poignant event takes place in the Commemorative Area every day at 4:55pm.

Aerial view of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Adam McGrath of HCreations, VisitCanberra

National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Adam McGrath of HCreations, VisitCanberra

People viewing artworks at Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Penny Bradfield, VisitCanberra

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Penny Bradfield, VisitCanberra

Vans the Omega graffiti artist at work in the Canberra Museum and Gallery courtyard, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Martin Ollman, VisitCanberra

Vans the Omega graffiti artist at work in the Canberra Museum and Gallery courtyard, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Martin Ollman, VisitCanberra

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