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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

Plan your visit

13 Jan 17

Museum news

Man, woman and child sitting on grass

Join us for Australia Day and night

Settle in at the National Museum on Thursday 26 January for free family fun, extended exhibition hours and events including a cocktail party.

By National Museum of Australia