National Archives of Australia
Museum of Australian Democracy
It was the seat of government from 1927 to 1988, so this building offers visitors a whiff of bygone parliamentary activity alongside its...
National Portrait Gallery
This gallery tells the story of Australia through its faces – from wax cameos of Aboriginal tribespeople to colonial portraits of the...
Papua New Guinea High Commission
Several of Canberra’s 80-odd diplomatic missions are architecturally interesting and periodically open to the public. The Papua New...
Located in the foyer of Old Parliament House (hence the pun in its name), this cracker of a cafe serves sandwiches, pies, quiches, a...
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Canberra's original post office now houses the National Archives, a repository for Commonwealth government records in the form of personal papers, photographs, films, maps and paintings. There are short-term special exhibits, but the centrepiece exhibit is the Federation Gallery and its original charters, including Australia's 1900 Constitution Act and the 1967 amendment ending constitutional discrimination against Aboriginal people.