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National Capital Attractions Association

ACT Museums and Galleries

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Lanyon Homestead, Calthorpe’s House and Mugga-Mugga offer visitors to the ACT an insight into the social history and visual arts of Canberra and the region.


A vibrant place in the heart ofthe city CMAG explores the region’s social history and visual arts with dynamic exhibitions and unique programs and events. CMAG also has on display a changing selection of works by renowned Australian artist Sir Sidney Nolan.

Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City
10am–5pm Tuesday to Friday
12 noon–5pm weekends
Phone 02 6207 3968


The Lanyon Homestead dates from the 1850s and has been beautifully restored and furnished. The property includes a range of outbuildings and exhibitions, and is located within a landscape of great natural beauty.

Tharwa Drive, Tharwa
10am–4pm Tuesday to Sunday
Phone 02 6235 5677


Built in 1927, Calthorpes’ House displays original furnishings, household appliances and
photos, all surviving to tell a vivid story of family life in Canberra’s early days.

24 Mugga Way, Red Hill
1pm–4pm weekends
Phone 02 6295 1945


Set on seventeen hectares with it’s centrepiece a simple cottage built for the head shepherd of Duntroon in the 1870s, Mugga-Mugga is a testament to the lives of the families who worked on the estate.

8 Narrabundah Lane, Symonston
1:30pm–4:30pm weekends
Phone 02 6239 5607