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Collection Explorer Defining Moments in Australian History Remembering 1914-1918. Objects, stories and emotions


Join us for Australia Day and night

Settle in at the National Museum on Thursday 26 January for free family fun, extended exhibition hours and events including a cocktail party.

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Share your #AustraliaDay photo to make history

Compile of four images showing people on Australia Day

Be a part of history by sharing a photo using the official #AustraliaDay hashtag on Twitter as we create a digital snapshot of our national day.

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Sundaze at the Museum Bar returns

Join us for Sundaze with quality DJs, live acts, great food and drinks and free entry to our Lakeside Deck. Sundays from 22 January.

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Looking ahead to 2017

Image by Sarah Kenderdine

In 2017 the National Museum will take visitors to places they’ve never been, from the sacred site of Cave Hill to the stunning Great Barrier Reef.

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