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Nearby attractions

Questacon is close to many national attractions. Stroll the halls of parliament, both new and old, or browse portraits of people who have helped to shape our nation. These sites are within a short walk of Questacon.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House: Be inspired by some amazing real-life stories of ordinary people who fought to shape today’s society in Australia.

National Archives of Australia: Delve into your history and discover the National Archives through exhibitions, events and education programs.

National Electoral Education Centre: Find out about the electoral processes – how do we elect our representatives to the Australian Parliament, and how can we have a say in changing the Australian Constitution?

National Gallery of Australia: Visit more than 100,000 works of art and world-class art exhibitions.

National Library of Australia: See the beautiful, the rare and the unexpected, and enjoy unparalleled access to Australia’s documentary heritage.

National Museum of Australia: Relive some of our nation’s most important history, including the Aboriginal warrior Pemulwuy’s resistance to colonisation in 1792, the start of the gold rush in the 1850s and the launch of Holden in 1945.

National Portrait Gallery: See the portraits of more than 400 people who’ve shaped the nation. Be amazed at Australia’s history, diversity and culture.

Parliament House: Parliament House is a symbol of Australian democracy. Home to the Parliament of Australia and meeting place of the nation, Parliament House is the focal point of our capital city.

Canberra and Region Visitors Centre

From bushwalks to wine tours, and from sports to fine dining, the Canberra region has something for everyone!

The Canberra and Region Visitors Centre is located in the National Capital Exhibition on Barrine Drive in Parkes. Find maps and information on Canberra’s attraction, and meet the friendly staff who are on hand 7 days a week to answer all your questions.

Prefer a digital guide? For more information about where to stay and what to see and do during your visit to Canberra, go to Visit Canberra online.