Canberra Museum and Gallery

Canberra Museum and Gallery

Canberra Museum and Gallery
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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car0leb66
Brisbane, Australia232 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
This fabulous museum in Canberra City was a wonderful surprise. We were searching for the display for the Telopea Park High School reunion memorabilia which was certainly good. However we found the current main exhibition about photography brilliant. So well curated! We also found the permanent exhibition very interesting with a representative range of artefacts from the Canberra and wider area, not favouring either indigenous or early settlement days over the other. The ones I particularly remember are the beautiful indigenous Possum Cloak, a painting/drawing of Christ Church in Queanbeyan and early paintings of the Monaro by Elioth Gruner. The accessibility and curatorship of both exhibitions was commendable regarding space, selection and display. The reception staff were very welcoming, helpful and informative. There is a small coffee shop within to take a pause to take it all in. The Australian Museum could take some tips. I'll be back- it was impressive.
Written 9 October 2023
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Abbykat
Wollongong, Australia1,191 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We visit Canberra roughly twice a year and have only been to this museum a few times in the past.
Today's visit made us realise we must visit more often. The Sidney Nolan exhibition upstairs was excellent, as were all the other exhibitions downstairs. Plenty to see and enjoy for free for a few hours.
Written 15 May 2023
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May B
3 contributions
Jul. 2022
I enjoyed watching the short movie and seeing the old artefacts from long ago. The cafe has delicious food and the museum shop has interesting things to buy as keepsakes.
Written 23 November 2022
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Penzer
Queensland, Australia22 contributions
Oct. 2022
Beautiful setting with a lovely cafe and very helpful staff. It is only small, so they can only show so much. Find out what they are showing as they change often. Close to the centre of Canberra too, which is handy.
Written 8 October 2022
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Heath M
1 contribution
Nov. 2021 • Solo
I spent a day doing the galleries and museums of Canberra. I was a little underwhelmed with some of Canberra’s offerings however thoroughly enjoyed the little gem that is the Canberra Museum.
Written 27 November 2021
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David B
Tasmania, Australia7 contributions
Jun. 2021
We had been here before, and knew it was good, but had still underestimated it. From the historical artwork to the Sydney Nolan permanent display and the contemporary artwork, then the detailed notes and artefacts of the Canberra's history, we were enthralled for hours. We had morning tea and a light lunch.
Written 5 June 2021
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Barb C
Melbourne, Australia547 contributions
May 2021
We only knew about this gallery from an article in the Review magazine of the Weekend Australian newspaper. It’s located close to the Civic Centre. It is quieter and has a much more relaxed and low-key atmosphere than the bigger and more well known galleries and museums. Wonderful staff, interesting displays and an excellent, small and reasonably priced cafe. A permanent and special Sydney Nolan exhibition upstairs was another surprise. Highly recommended.
Written 21 May 2021
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euroetraveller007
Annandale, Australia84 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Really enjoyed my brief visit to the museum. Four nicely curated galleries. One gallery focussed on the city of Canberra, and the burnt out dishwasher from the 2003 fires was particularly haunting. The Habitat temporary exhibition was really good. The Nolan gallery was also excellent. The Museum is not The Louvre, nor does it try to be, but it has a lovely collection and is worth a visit.
Written 30 April 2021
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QueenslandTommy
Burpengary, Australia1,447 contributions
Feb. 2021
A really nice museum & gallery with some beautiful staff who were proud of the displayed art and took time to explain the set-out. I found the museum easy to navigate around with some interesting information on Canberra and its people, well worth the visit and when staying in Canberra a must see
Written 5 March 2021
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Wayne C
Sydney, Australia67 contributions
Oct. 2020
There was a very interesting exhibition called Jennings Germans on but now sadly finished. It is the story of AV Jennings (the project house builder) & 150 carpenters he brought from Germany to Canberra in 1951. I had never heard of this.
There is the Nolan Collection that was moved from Lanyon, a quaint fan exhibition & some stuff concentrating on Canberra.
Written 8 November 2020
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