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, to four city blocks, between 1987 and 1989, and renamed CANBERRA CENTRE. Following an expansion done between 2005 and 2007, it takes in six city blocks and envelops 968,700 lettable square feet. Photo from State Library of the Australian Capital Territory