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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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One million global visits for History of the World

Museum director Mat Trinca welcomes visitors in a queue

Take advantage of extended exhibition opening hours and join the million-plus global visitors before A History of the World in 100 Objects leaves Australia.

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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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