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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 programs.

Open 9am–5pm daily,
except Christmas Day

Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra

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8 Apr 17

Museum news

Woman with wavy red hair viewing an open book on a large table

Seaweed album appeal

We are searching for information about Charles Morrison, an amateur Scottish seaweed collector who arrived in Melbourne from Ireland around 1854. Can you help?

By Catriona Donnelly