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Canberra Museums

When you're in Canberra you can learn so much about Australia and the rest of the world through its vast array of museums educating you on everything from war and sport to ancient worlds, the universe and its stars and planets as well as the rich history that has made Australia what it is today.

Discover more about Australia's involvement in war the Australian War Memorial museum, or perhaps you're interested in performing arts and want insight into the world of film and sound, and what is says about Australia at the National Film and Sound Archive.

For sport buffs, you can find out all you need to know about some of the finest elite athletes in the world and how they have trained at the Australian Institute of Sport. Those preoccupied with unbelievably large prehistoric species will have a wow of a time uncovering their history at the National Dinosaur Museum.

If you are intrigued about Australia's past and how it has shaped its identity today at the National Archives of Australia and for even more insight into the history of Australia, you'll be at enlightened by the entertaining exhibitions on display at the National Museum of Australia.

  • National Dinosaur Museum - The National Dinosaur Museum holds the largest display of dinosaur and other prehistoric material in Australia. Fun for the whole family, it also provides a comprehensive educational experience too.

  • National Museum Of Australia - The National Museum of Australia showcases the land and people of Australia and communicates and increases visitors' knowledge about the history of the nation through storytelling.

  • Canberra Railway Museum - Canberra Railway Museum has some of the most important and great railway exhibits in the nation such as the locomotive 1210 of 1878 that hauled the first train into Canberra in 1914.

  • Australian Institute Of Sport - The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is located in Bruce, Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. The AIS is known in Australia and internationally as a world-leading model for growing elite athletes.

  • Australian War Memorial - The Australian War Memorial, the national memorial of all its armed forces and supporting organisations who have been a part or died in the wars the Commonwealth of Australia has fought, is a large national military museum.

  • National Archives Of Australia - The National Archives of Australia is the nation's record keeper that holds millions of files - from paper files to film footage, sound recordings, electronic records, letters, maps and plans that document Australian history.

  • Royal Australian Mint - A prescribed agency within the Commonwealth Government portfolio of the Treasury, the mint is located on Camp Hill near the National Library and between the Old Parliament House and Capital Hill.

  • National Film And Sound Archive - The National Film and Sound Archive is the nation's audiovisual archive to preserve, communicate and make meaning about the culture of the nation from Australia's history of film and sound.