Merchandising meccas and other commercial curiosities. Our exhibits range from the early 20th to early 21st centuries.
An exterior view of the original shopping precinct. At the time, it encompassed a single city block and housed 270,000 lettable square feet. It was expanded over 4 city blocks between 1987 and 1989, and renamed CANBERRA CENTRE. Following an expansion done between 2005 and 2007, it takes in 6 city blocks and envelops approximately 963,300 lettable square feet. Photo from State Library of the Australian Capital Territory