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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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20 Jun 17

Museum news

Black and white photo of two women on bicycles carrying swags and other equipment

First women to ride around Australia

School friends Shirley Duncan and Wendy Law set off on their bikes to travel around Australia in 1946. Their journey took three years.

By Catriona Donnelly