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Museum Cafe

Choose from our delicious cakes and pastries, light meals and daily specials.

Museum Cafe

9am to 4.45pm daily
Closed Christmas Day

With stunning architecture and spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin, the Museum Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or a coffee with friends.

Sit indoors, on the deck or relax in one of our comfortable lounge chairs.


We welcome bookings for groups of six or more:

Phone +61 2 6208 5179


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Broadbean Catering is the Museum’s exclusive caterer, with a reputation for delicious food and outstanding service. Broadbean sources local produce, with menus designed to match the season.

Venue hire

The Museum Cafe is an impressive setting for any event. High ceilings combine with expansive windows and access to the outdoor deck and balcony are available on request.

More on venue hire

Museum Shop

Homewares, arts and crafts, gourmet treats and more – everything we sell has a story to tell.

A woman looking at jewellery in the Museum Shop.

10am to 5pm weekdays
9am to 5pm weekends and public holidays

The Museum Shop features beautiful homewares, glassware, jewellery, Indigenous products, toys, books, bath and body products, candles, giftware and much more.

EFTPOS and all credit cards accepted. Packing, postage and overseas shipping available.

Shop online

Visit our online shop

Tel +61 2 6208 5222