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


A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 objectsThis remarkable British Museum exhibition opens here in September.  Explore two million years of human history through a unique and beautiful collection of rare artefacts.
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Fall of Singapore

1942: Japanese Imperial Army invades Singapore In early 1942, the Japanese army invaded Singapore, effectively ending Britain’s ability to defend the Far East and Australia. More on this Defining Moment

Unpack the Museum

A teacher with two students.Our new activity bags are a great, curriculum-relevant way to bring the Museum to life for teachers and students on self-guided tours. More on Unpack the Museum

World-record fleece on show

World record sheep fleece‘Chris’ the sheep’s record-breaking fleece is on show at the National Museum from 18 April. More on the world record fleece