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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 programs.

Open 9am-5pm daily,
except Christmas Day

Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra

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1 Dec 16

Museum news

Mawson's Antarctic milestone

It’s 105 years this week since the departure of the 1911 Australasian Antarctic expedition, a feat of scientific achievement and extraordinary endurance.

By National Museum of Australia