We are committed to providing innovative, accessible and exciting programs so everyone can experience the stories, displays and atmosphere of the National Museum of Australia.
Art and music workshops held at the Museum for people with a disability
The Museum continues its popular series of art and music workshops developed for adults with a disability and music programs for preschool children in 2013.
Music at the Museum
Facilitated by music therapist Julie Wright
Pre-schoolers (0 to 5 years) and their families
Monday 17 June, 10.30–11.30 am
Monday 19 August, 10.30-11.30 am
Bookings essential by email email@example.com or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Meet at the Information Desk
If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired you can call the Museum through the National Relay Service: TTY 1800 555 677; Speak and Listen 1800 555 727; Internet relay and please request 1800 026 132.
Participants who have physical or intellectual disabilities are encouraged to participate in these programs with their carers. After viewing displays and hearing about the stories in the exhibitions for about 20 minutes, participants will then experience music and movement or art and creative craft activities relating to the exhibits in a fun and inclusive environment. The workshops will last approximately 45 minutes.
Numbers are limited so bookings are essential. After your booking is made (via the phone number above), our program manager will contact you to discuss the program and any special requirements you may have. To allow this to happen seamlessly, please provide two ways of contacting you at the time of booking.
Family members of preschool children are also welcome to attend. Future programs especially for people with visual or hearing impairment are also planned.
Bookings are essential for music and art workshops. Please phone (02) 6208 5021 weekdays, during business hours. If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired you can call the Museum through the National Relay Service:
– TTY 1800 555 677
– Speak and Listen 1800 555 727
– Internet relay
and please request 1800 026 132.
Drummers not plumbers orchestra
Young musicians joined an open music workshop at the National Museum of Australia in December 2012 to celebrate International Day of People with Disability. Led by Matthew Armstrong, children and young adults became part of the Drummers not plumbers orchestra, using coloured plastic pipes to create a distinctive sound.