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Canberra Museum and Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An oasis in the heart of Canberra

This little free gem is a few minutes walk from the Convention centre, and worth a visit, even if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark T
Adelaide, Australia
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Small Museum with Sidney Nolan collection

Focus of museum is on Canberra's development as a city. There is a collection of Sidney Nolan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A vibrant place in the heart of the city, Canberra Museum and Gallery celebrates the region's social history and visual arts with dynamic exhibitions and unique community programs and events.
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| Cnr. London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra 2608, Australia
+61 2 6207 3968
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 January 2015

This museum is a must-do for all visitors to Canberra. The architecture is amazing; the exhibits very well presented; the information accessible to everyone. An absorbing attraction for families or people on their own. A place you'd want to go back to.

4  Thank yvonne273
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 February 2016

If you are sick of national monuments, art galleries and the like, and want a quirky look at Canberra the city, check out CMAG. There is the Sidney Nolan collection and the Federation gallery has some paintings of the Canberra landscape before it was turned...More

2  Thank Madshus
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little free gem is a few minutes walk from the Convention centre, and worth a visit, even if you never heard of Sidney Nolan . It is climate controlled , quiet, peaceful and they even serve coffee! It has nice displays of the construction...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to probably the best public amenities in Canberra, the new(?) cafe lady is excellent, thoughtful and kind.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Focus of museum is on Canberra's development as a city. There is a collection of Sidney Nolan paintings framed in reflective class which made it difficult to photograph. Would have been better to have paintings in non reflective glass.

Thank CairnsAussie52
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I attended the Canberra Museum and was pleasantly surprised. I saw the Rome Exhibition which was an additional cost. It was well worth it, and I was able to use an app to download free commentary and pictures to save. So take your earphones. Beware...More

Thank Kiwinoz1
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The museum has an amazing collection of Nolan paintings that were gifted to the people of Australia. The space is very well thought out and there are three galleries. The permanent exhibition of the story of parliament house is very interesting including the video that...More

Thank katzgrove
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This gallery suffers by comparison with its better-known peers, but is still worth a visit. The highlight for me was the Nolans - about 20 - in a gallery of their own. Well-presented and with plenty of room to study. The other galleries were less...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This is a good local museum. I had a coffee and cookie, and looked at public sculptures nearby, while waiting for it to open. The museum brochure provided good info on the exhibitions and public programmes. I particularly enjoyed the tiki exhibition and loved the...More

Thank NZer_101
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Another great space in Canberra that is filled with many interesting things to see.Highly recommend.One can spend a long time here and not get bored.

Thank hbgser
Reviewed 5 May 2018

There are a lot of interesting cultural art to admire together with audio visuals. It is advisable to spend a couple of hours in the museum that has 5 art galleries. For aboriginal art lovers and admirers this is a treasure trove.

Thank Angie H
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Not bad for ducking in when you’re in the area but I wouldn’t recommend going out of your way. My partner visited on a Sunday afternoon and it was very quiet, I would say there were perhaps 10 patrons altogether while we were there yet...More

1  Thank R5223DRsuew
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