Enjoy a range of innovative exhibitions, tours and public programs that challenge and inspire. There are also special activities and spaces for children to explore.
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Discover the incredible journeys of some of the world’s most inspiring people, taking the time to walk in their shoes in DressUP: Change the World.
Follow us down the rabbit-hole for Behind the Lines 2018: The year’s best political cartoons...an exploration of the strange and topsy-turvy Wonderland of politics.
The #UDHRquilt Project features never before seen work from a global craftivism project. Stitching in local and global stories; see the intricate detail of these quilts that represent the world’s conscience.
Democracy is a living system and it works best when there is a healthy balance between trust and distrust - but that balance is tipping. Distrust is on the rise, and confidence in our political and social institutions is at its lowest point in decades.
Told through powerful stories of democracy in action, this exhibition will provoke thought and motivate visitors to recognise the power of their voice.
Stand up, make up, think up and step up at the next evolution of PlayUP!
Canberra-based artist Alison Alder reinterprets and reinvigorates portraits of Australia’s first eight prime ministers in this thoughtful and visually arresting contemporary art project.
An old coat rescued. Sir Edmund Barton revealed. In this exhibition you will discover an intriguing tale of power, prestige and Australia’s changing ties to Britain.
Magna Carta is one of the most famous and significant documents for democracy and human rights around the world.
Happy and Glorious commemorates the first visit to Australia by Queen Elizabeth II
EventsAll events ›
Canberra Writers Festival 2019Event
Join other fans of great literature as the Canberra Writers Festival brings wonderful writers and their books to life over five days in the national capital.
Liberalism and Australian Democracy: lessons from history, public talk by the Hon Dr David KempTalk
David Kemp reflects on the contribution of liberalism to Australia’s democratic story and asks what can we learn for the future in this public talk, part of Democracy 2025’s Future Democracy series.
Indigenous experiences of democracy tourTour
Join us for a tour which considers aspects of the experiences of Indigenous Australians within our democracy.