Land, Nation, People
The National Museum of Australia is a social history museum. We explore the land, nation and people of Australia. We focus on Indigenous histories and cultures, histories of European settlement and our interaction with the environment.
Visiting the Museum
Open 9am-5pm daily,
except Christmas Day
Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra
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Opened in 2001, the National Museum building is an architectural landmark. Inspired by the idea of a jigsaw puzzle, it reflects the many intertwined stories that make up Australia’s history.
More about our building
Don't miss the third issue of The Museum magazine to find out what’s happening behind-the-scenes at the National Museum.
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Catch up on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander news from the National Museum in the Goree newsletter.
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Everything you want to know about the Museum – annual reports, budgets, organisation chart, agency plan, file list and more.
The National Museum of Australia is an Australian Government Agency. ABN 70 592 297 967.