Curated Objects,
Thoughtful Gifts
& Fine Publications

The Curatoreum is an independent bookshop.
We have two stores in Canberra, at the National Arboretum and the National Portrait Gallery.

At The Curatoreum we support Australian publishers, authors and artists.

We specialise in art, botany, design and photography and offer an extensive range of biography, history, literature and children's picture books. We are constantly expanding our range by accessing the international book trade, importing publications from overseas on a weekly basis and tracking down hard to find and obscure titles.

The Curatoreum’s two unique locations are ideal for presenting the best of Canberra’s creative talent. We source jewellery, art and design from local and national makers and craftspeople with gifts and the home in mind.

@ National Arboretum Canberra

Our store at the National Arboretum Canberra, specialises in all things nature. We have an extensive range of horticultural and gardening books, as well as the latest fiction from Australian writers. We love all things beautiful so there are eclectic range publications about design and architecture and food.

We love Australian designer makers and we think it is important to support them. So we have a gift and object range that caters for all budgets from the limited editions in ceramic glass and textiles to the locally designed ceramic companies with native Australian design.
National Arboretum SHOP
Forest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway,
Molonglo Valley, ACT 2611
Opening Hours
Mon – Sun 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM