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Until 3 February 2019 Rome: City and Empire Discover rare treasures from the collection of the British Museum.
Until 17 Feb 2019 2019 Australian of the Year Explore objects of personal significance to inspirational Australians.
Until 24 Feb 2019 Bush Mechanics See the broken-down cars and hear stories of ingenious repairs.

Our collection

At the heart of the National Museum of Australia is our National Historical Collection, more than 200,000 objects which represent Australia’s history and cultural heritage.

Search our collection
Let’s go birdwatching!

An exciting new bird watching booklet will be launched in the Garden of Australian Dreams.

Museum director reappointed

The National Museum of Australia’s director, Dr Mathew Trinca has been reappointed to lead the organisation for another five years.

Master Plan

The Museum’s Master Plan to 2030 delivers an inspired vision for the 21st century and beyond — a national museum at the crossroads of material and digital realms, embracing both.

Encounters Fellowships

We’re excited to open applications for our 2019 Encounters Fellowships Program, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and creative sector workers.

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