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During the Museum’s site development, we have made changes to the access road and parking bays that will affect buses and coaches. These changes ensure visitor safety while still enabling coach and bus drivers to efficiently drop off and pick up their groups.
Our changed access conditions begin in June 2012 and are scheduled to conclude in late 2012. Once the building works have been completed, bus and coach access and parking will return to normal.
Drop off and pick up
The drop off and pick up area continues to be located close to the Museum entrance. Temporary traffic lights have been added to regulate the number of buses and coaches that can enter this area at any one time. Once buses and coaches have dropped off their groups, they should follow the signs to the new parking area.
Directions to drop off area
At the Museum’s entrance roundabout, take the exit left into Lennox Crossing. Go through the temporary traffic lights, stay on the left, and make a large circle to arrive at the drop off point. Once groups have been dropped off, exit the drop off area and follow the signs to the new parking area
It is no longer possible to park in the area adjacent to the drop off and pick up area. Instead, the Museum has provided 10 bus and coach parking bays on Lawson Crescent (the road which runs parallel to the current Museum access road and is closest to Lake Burley Griffin).
Directions to parking area and returning to the pick up point
1. Return to the roundabout and turn left into Lawson Crescent (i.e. towards the lake). Go past the entrance to the Museum’s car park, towards the lake, and follow Lawson Crescent around to the left. There are specially marked bus and coach bays about 50 metres along Lawson Crescent.
2. When drivers are ready to pick up their groups, they will need to travel a short distance to the end of Lawson Crescent, conduct a 3-point turn as indicated by the signage and return to the drop off / pick up area at the entrance to the Museum.
We appreciate that these changes may affect the timing of visits to the Museum, but we are working to minimise any inconvenience.
Please note that these arrangements are based on advice from traffic management experts and have been approved by the relevant authorities.