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Published June 8th 2016
Be inspired with this list of Museums & Galleries
Explore the world of museums and galleries in Australia's capital with this list below.

There is something for all interests:

1. National Museum of Australia
When: All year round: 9am-5pm- Closed Christmas Day
Where: Lawson Cres, Acton
Cost: Free
Details: There is plenty to see and explore at the National Museum of Australia with many exhibits on display including a rich and diverse collection of Australian historical material, many theme exhibits, interactive collections, and more. Click here for website.

2. Canberra Museum & Gallery
When: All year round- closed on Public Holidays: Monday- Friday: 10am-5pm & Weekends: 12pm-4pm
Where: 176 London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: Free
Details: The Museum and Gallery showcases many exhibitions and collections including ceramic, heritage, cinema, decorative arts and designs, dress and fashion, mixed media, tours and much more collections.
Click here for website.

3. Australian War Memorial
When: All year round: 10am-5pm - Closed Christmas Day
Where: Treloar Crescent (top of Anzac Pde), Campbell
Cost: Free
Details: The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, museum and extensive archive. It is an absolute must see. The purpose of the Memorial is to commemorate the sacrifice of Australians who have died in war. Click here for website.

4. National Gallery of Australia
When: All year round: 10am-5pm - Closed Christmas Day
Where: Parkes Place, Parkes
Cost: Free- some exhibitions may have a fee
Details: The Gallery showcases collections and exhibits including Aboriginal Art, Asian Art, European Art, American Art, permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as travelling exhibits, tours and more.
Click here for website.



5. Old Parliament House Canberra
When: All year round: Monday- Sunday: 10am-5pm - Closed Christmas Day
Where: 18 King George Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Adults: $2pp, Children: $1pp & Family of four: $5
Details: The Old Parliament House, known formerly as the Provisional Parliament House, was the seat of the Parliament of Australia from 1927 to 1988 and today is home to the Museum of Australian Democracy. It features exhibitions, tours, interactive activities, activities, building history walk, collections and more. Click here for website.

6. Questacon (The National Science & Technology Centre)
When: All year round: Monday- Sunday: 10am-5pm - Closed Christmas Day
Where: King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Adults: $23pp, Children: $17.50pp, Family (2 adults 3 children):$70
Details: Discover, experience and learn with exhibitions, activities, interactive activities, galleries, talks, and more. Click here for website.

7. National Portrait Gallery
When: All year round: 10am-5pm- Closed Christmas Day
Where: King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free -donations are welcomed.
Details: You will find many exhibitions and collections including current, travelling and temporary exhibits and more. Click here for website.

8. National Dinosaur Museum
When: All year round: 10am-5pm- Closed Christmas Day
Where: 6 Gold Creek Rd, Nicholls
Cost: Adults: $16pp, Children: $9.90pp, Family: $45
Details: This interesting Museum showcases history of life on earth with fossils from 700 million year old marine fauna through fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, exhibits, educational information panels, murals, dinosaur and fossil displays not shown anywhere else in the world, dinosaur garden, tours and more. Click here for website.
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