Arts and culture in Canberra

See the essence of Australia’s culture, history and way of life reflected in the national museums, galleries and institutions in Canberra. These national attractions hold and share the treasures of our nation, offering an intriguing insight into Australian character and democracy, and our journey from an Indigenous continent to a modern multicultural nation.
Beyond national museums and galleries Canberra has a cultural life of its own with a thriving arts scene.
At the Canberra Museum and Gallery you can experience Canberra’s rich and diverse social history and visual arts. Upstairs, Craft ACT’s galleries offer contemporary craft and design from Canberra’s world-class craft artists.
The Old Bus Depot Markets offers handcrafted jewellery, art, furniture and much more every Sunday. Numerous privately owned galleries offer original artworks, one-off gifts and accessories.
The Canberra region is also home to some world renowned artisans, including Bison Homewares, Peter Crisp Glass, and the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery.
See interstate productions or the Australian Ballet at the Canberra Theatre, catch locally produced professional theatre at the Street Theatre, or enjoy a first class performance at the renowned School of Music, part of The Australian National University. more info visit