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Looking ahead to 2017

19 Dec 16

New experiences for visitors

In 2017 the National Museum will take you to places you’ve never been before. From the sacred site of Cave Hill to the stunning Great Barrier Reef, we’ll offer new experiences that fascinate and immerse our visitors.

We’re kicking off the year with the celebrated David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality (VR) Experiences in January. In First Life, you can journey back half a billion years to see the earliest inklings of life swim over you, with the world’s best-loved naturalist narrating the experience.

We’re also looking forward to teaming up with Sir David in our second VR, the Great Barrier Reef Dive, as he guides us through this spectacular seascape.

January is your last chance to see A History of the World in 100 Objects. This exceptional exhibition from the British Museum with its unique and beautiful collection drawn from across the globe tells the story of human history from two million years until today.

Towers of Tomorrow

The big kid in all of us can help build Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO™ Bricks in July. The Museum will give you the chance to build your own architectural icon – from Sydney Tower to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands – all from the celebrated construction toy.

Group of women in a desert holding large grass figures above their heads.
Kungkarrangkalnga-ya Parrpakanu — Seven Sisters Are Flying with their makers, the Tjanpi Desert Weavers from Papulankutja, 2015.

Seven Sisters

Later in 2017, I’m looking forward to Kungkarangalpa: Seven Sisters Songlines , a chance to learn from the cultural custodians of the land in a dynamic way.

Songlines are the Indigenous way of holding and narrating history through story, and through new immersive technology there’s a chance to be more engaged than ever before. Under a state-of-the-art dome, you will be able to see precious rock art from the Western and Central deserts and trace the passage of this amazing story across an animated sky.

Stay tuned

Check out what's on for more exciting events and activities related to these offerings.

It’s all part of the thrilling year ahead at the Museum and I hope you can join us for the ride.

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