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Access programs and services


We all have a fundamental right to access and enjoy the Museum – and to contribute to the stories it tells. The Museum offers fun, engaging, hands-on programs for people of all ages and abilities.

You can register your interest in future access programming and keep up to date by emailing

Two young women, apparently sharing a humorous story, at a table with art materials.
Photo: George Serras

Access programs

We are open to hosting workshops for all kinds of groups. Currently we host programs for:

Please see calendar entries for:

We also participate in community events such as IDay – see below.

International Day of People with Disability

Wednesday 3 December 2014, 10am to 2pm

The National Museum of Australia is proudly celebrating International Day of People with Disability 2014 with a spectacular schools program.

The day will feature music, dance and theatre performances inspired by our new exhibition Spirited: Australia's Horse Story.

The program will run from 10am – 2pm on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and is open to any school group to attend. There will be inclusive and accessible craft activities and music, a thrilling dance performance from CDTeens and a very special theatre performance by the rodeo queen ‘Heidi Hodeo’. Heidi will be performing her rodeo in the Main Hall, where we will be decorating cowboy and cowgirl hats in preparation for the ‘Rodeo’ at 1pm.  

All activities are inclusive, accessible and multi-sensory, aimed to enrich the visitor engagement with the exhibition. Food will be available from a BBQ in the amphitheatre and the Museum Cafe.

If your group or school is interested in joining in on the fun, contact Suzie or Jilda at for more information or to register your interest.

IDay expo and market 2013

The Museum was proud to celebrate International Day of People with Disability on 30 November 2013. Over 2000 people joined stallholders, people with a disability and community organisations as they shared what they do in a fun day of art, information, music, craft and food. This program was developed in partnership with the ACT Community Living Project.

'Drummers not Plumbers' orchestra 2012

Young musicians joined an open music workshop at the Museum 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 colourful plumbing pipes to create a distinctive sound.

Further information

To plan the logistics of your visit, please read about our access services.

For more details or to discuss a particular program or event, please email