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.
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
On Thursday 24 June 1852, after weeks of heavy rain, the Murrumbidgee River broke its banks and surged into Gundagai, in what became Australia's deadliest flood.