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This list of museums in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia contains museums that are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries.

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Name Location Type Summary
ANCA Gallery Dickson Art website, gallery of the Australian National Capital Artists
ANU School of Art Gallery Canberra Art website
Australian National University Classics Museum Canberra Archaeology website, ancient art and artefacts from Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Near East
Australian War Memorial Canberra Military Museum and national memorial
Belconnen Arts Centre Belconnen Art website
Blundell's Cottage Canberra Historic house 19th century farm cottage
Calthorpes' House Red Hill Historic house 1920s period house
Canberra Craft & Design Centre Canberra Art website, contemporary craft and design
Canberra Fire Museum Canberra Firefighting website
Canberra Glassworks Canberra Art Glass studio and gallery
Canberra Museum and Gallery Canberra Multiple City's social history, visual arts
Canberra Railway Museum Kingston Railway Historic locomotives, passenger cars, freight vehicles, track machinery and railway memorabilia
Canberra Space Centre Tidbinbilla Aerospace website, space, astronomy and the work of the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
CSIRO Discovery Centre Acton Science website, Australian scientific research and technology from CSIRO
Drill Hall Gallery Acton Art website, part of Australian National University
Gallery of Australia Design Canberra Art website, Australian design and architecture
Lanyon Homestead Canberra Historic house 1850s period homestead
Mugga-Mugga Symonston Historic house website, early 20th century period cottage
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House Parkes History Democracy and Australia's political history
National Archives of Australia Canberra History Significant documents and other items
National Capital Exhibition Canberra Local history website, city history and culture
National Dinosaur Museum Gold Creek Village Natural history Evolution of all life with a particular focus on dinosaurs
National Film and Sound Archive Acton Cinema
National Gallery of Australia Canberra Art Includes Australian, Western, Eastern, Modern and Pacific arts, photography, crafts
National Museum of Australia Acton History Australia's social history
National Portrait Gallery Canberra Art Portraits of prominent Australians
Royal Australian Mint Canberra Numismatic Mint tours, rare and historically significant coins from the National Coin Collection
Questacon Canberra Science
St John's Schoolhouse Museum Reid Education website, Canberra's first schoolhouse, located at St John the Baptist Church, Reid
Tuggeranong Arts Centre Tuggeranong Art Performing and visual arts centre
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