National Library of Australia
This hands-on science and technology centre is a child magnet due to its lively, educational and just-plain-fun interactive exhibits....
Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet
Built in 1970 to mark the bicentenary of Cook’s landfall, the Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet flings a 6-tonne column of water up to...
National Portrait Gallery
This gallery tells the story of Australia through its faces – from wax cameos of Aboriginal tribespeople to colonial portraits of the...
The Tea Lounge
Put on your glad rags (boaters and feather boas are not unknown) and shimmy on down to the lounge in the Hyatt Hotel to enjoy a lavish...
Lonely Planet review
This library has since accumulated over six million items since being established in 1901, most of which can be accessed in the reading rooms. Don't miss the new Treasures Gallery , where artefacts such as Captain Cook's Endeavour journal and Captain Bligh's list of mutineers are among the regularly refreshed display – free 40-minute volunteer-led tours are held at 10.30am daily and 11.30am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.