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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.

16 Mar 17

Snowy scheme honoured as a Defining Moment

Group of men on a rail engine, outside a mine. Photo: National Archives of Australia.

The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme is being honoured as a Defining Moment in Australian history at a plaque presentation in Cooma this Sunday, 19 March 2017.

By National Museum of Australia


13 Jan 17

Join us for Australia Day and night

Man, woman and child sitting on grass

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


16 Dec 16

Horace wins ACT Writing and Publishing Award

Cover of the book 'Horace the Baker's Horse'

The Museum’s children’s book Horace the Baker’s Horse has been awarded the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Children’s Book Prize.

By National Museum of Australia