Customers enjoying their meal in the outdoor dining area at Verity Lane Market.

City Centre

Canberra's city centre is constantly transforming. Every time you visit you'll discover a new shop or fresh eatery opening its doors.

Highlights of the area

Large shopping district

From small independent shops to Canberra's largest mall, you can buy almost anything you desire in the city.

Local arts scene

With a theatre, neighbouring galleries and a museum you can spend all day perusing Canberra's creative side.

Great food and nightlife

With great food options for any budget or taste enjoy dinner before exploring the city's nightlife.

A couple looking at Sidney Nolan's works.
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Canberra Museum and Gallery

The Canberra Museum and Gallery cares for a collection of some 5000 social history and visual art objects which help tell the stories of the Canberra region. Pop into the Canberra Stories Gallery to learn about the history of the capital before admiring the works of Sir Sidney Nolan, including some works depicting Ned Kelly.

Make time to explore the five other gallery spaces that house ever-changing exhibitions and have a cuppa at the cafe. Why not head to neighbouring Craft ACT's exhibition space afterwards for a double dose of culture?

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25 Mar 2024 – 25 Mar 2025

The Nolan Collection

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra City
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
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2 Mar – 21 Jul 2024

Duntroon Estate: Work with all your might

Canberra Museum + Gallery, Civic Square
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Photograph of Iana Salenko and Marian Walter
19 Aug 2024

Ballet International Gala V

Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square
Next on 19 Aug 2024 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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