CMAG acknowledges the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, the Ngunnawal people.
CMAG respects and celebrates the continuing Ngunnawal culture and the rich contribution that Ngunnawal people, and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, bring to our community and to our understanding of the country that surrounds and nurtures us.
CMAG serves a unique role as a place to experience the diverse history and contemporary culture of the Canberra region; and through this to gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s dynamic culture in its global setting.
CMAG manages The Nolan Collection on behalf of the Australian Government.
Canberra Museum and Gallery is located on the corner of London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City.
Most exhibitions are free, though charges may apply for some temporary exhibitions.
Open 6 days a week:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
CMAG closes 5pm Friday 24 December 2021 – reopens on Tuesday 4 January 2022 (regular opening hours)
CMAG Cafe closes midday Friday 24 December 2021 – reopens Tuesday 4 January 2022 (10am – 3pm, drinks and cakes/biscuits only)
From Monday 17 January resume regular trading and full menu
Closed some Public Holidays, please refer to this website or phone for information.
Canberra Museum and Gallery is conveniently located close to both parking and public transport options.
The City bus interchange is located 200m walk from CMAG on East Row, and many routes also stop along London Circuit. Details of bus services can be found on the ACTION website, or by phoning 13 17 10.
Due to the construction of Constitution Place, the various car parks surrounding Canberra Museum and Gallery will undergo a number of modifications.
Detailed information about parking changes and alternative parking nearby are available via this link.
We are always ready to do our best to assist visitors with special needs. We are fully wheelchair accessible, and have a range of seating options available during floor talks and other public programs. A wheelchair is also available for patron use. Our cafe also caters for a range of dietary requirements.
If additional assistance is required, or if you wish to request the use of our wheelchair, please contact our front of house staff on 02 6207 3968 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to make arrangements before you arrive.
On arrival please leave backpacks, large or bulky items in the cloakroom at the reception desk. Bulky items can cause accidental damage to artworks.
School and group visits to the Museum are welcome throughout the year. To help us ensure that your visit is a rewarding one, we ask that you provide us with advance notice of your visit. Visit our Learning section for more information.
The CMAG Cafe is open Mon to Fri, 8.30am–3.00pm. Come in and enjoy a coffee, pastry or a hot toastie and browse the web with our free wifi.
To ensure the safety of the works of art, and in consideration of other visitors, we ask that movement through CMAG be orderly and considerate. For the safety of works of art and visitors, it is a requirement that visitors to CMAG must accept and comply with these conditions.