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About us

Who we are

The National Museum of Australia explores the land, nation and people of Australia.

We focus on Indigenous histories and cultures, European settlement and our interaction with the environment.

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What we do

The National Museum brings to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events.

Open 9am–5pm daily,
except Christmas Day

Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra

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4 Sep 18

Museum news

a hand sketching a scene from the gold rush

Defining Moments videos coming soon

Defining Moments in Australian History is being brought to life with the launch next week of a series of live-sketch animated videos for school students.

By National Museum of Australia