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Australian Federal Police Museum
This museum displays the history of the Federal Police Force. There are numerous historical displays of uniforms and police memorabilia and it is located in the Police Services and Training Centre. Unwin Place, Westin (02 6287 0618).

Canberra Railway Museum
Located near the Canberra Railway station, this museum has plenty of beautifully restored old and newer engines.The exhibits include the engine, built in 1878, which hauled the first train into Canberra on 25th May 1914. There are tours available. Queanbeyan Railway Station, Henderson Road, Queanbeyan (02 6284 2790).

National Archives of Australia
The National Archives of Australia are kept in the Old Post Office in Queen Victoria Terrace, close to Old Parliament House. The archives are available to those carrying out research or trying to trace family trees, but there are also exhibitions of interesting documents. The building was constructed in 1927, at the same time as Old Parliament House. Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (02 6212 3600).
National Dinosaur Museum

There are over three hundred exhibits including ten full-size replica skeletons of dinosaurs in this musuem. Located 11kms North of Canberra. Gold Creek Road (02 6230 2655).

National Science and Technology Centre (Questacon)
This is a high-technology science museum and is the ultimate in hands on interactive displays. Highlights are the Cybercity display and the Earthquake House, great fun for all ages. It is located on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin in The National Triangle. King Edward Terrace (02 6270 2800).

National Capital Exhibition
The National Capital Exhibition is at Regatta Point, walking distance from the city centre, right beside Lake Burley Griffin and near the Captain Cook Water Jet. It tells the story of Canberra from the start of aboriginal times up until the present. Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park, Parkes (02 6257 1068).

National Film and Sound Archive
This is a collection of radio, television and film archives housed in an impressive art deco building in McCoy Circuit, next to the Australian National University and walking distance from the city centre. McCoy Circuit (02 6248 2000).

National Museum of Australia
The National Museum of Australia uses new technology to display themes both old and new. This innovative musuem has a focus on all things Australian with a range of exciting displays and themed galleries. A full days entertainment can be had here. Lennox Crossing (1800 026 132).

Royal Australian Mint
If you want to see how to make money then, this is the place to go. You can see how the money is produced and learn the history of Australian currency. There is a coin collection housed in the mint and you can even make your own coins here. Denison Street, Deakin (02 6202 6891).

 
 

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