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Access groups

Access

Access programs and services

Access for all at the Museum

The National Museum is inclusive and accessible for people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds. Our dedicated access team works to enhance access and tailor a visit to any visitor’s needs.

Staff and visitors participating in an access program at the National Museum of Australia.

Plan your visit

To plan your visit, please read about our access services, for more on logistics including:

  • parking
  • free wheelchair and scooter hire
  • hearing loops
  • assistance animals
  • tours and tactile guides.

Contact us

If you have specific requirements or are interested in bringing in a group to the Museum and have additional access needs, please contact us directly.

Tel (02) 6208 5345 weekdays

Email access team accessprograms@nma.gov.au

Email bookings bookings@nma.gov.au

Tailored workshops

The access team runs small workshops, tailored to the needs of your group.

Workshops run for 90 minutes and include an in-gallery experience, a hands-on workshop and a take-home element.

We have art and music workshops, reminiscence workshops, facilitated discussions, gallery tours, tactile and multi-sensory workshops.

A close-up of a pair of hands of a person undertaking a craft activity.

Events and activities

All the Museum’s galleries, exhibitions, events and activities are accessible.

We can help organise and assist in your personal or group’s participation in any of the Museum’s events including:

Contact us with your requirements and details. Costs apply to some activities.

Fun at home

Check out our family fun at home activities, with free, downloadable instruction sheets to make your own art and craft creations. 

Virtual tours

Schools and community groups wishing to visit the National Museum digitally can come on a facilitated robot tour

Highlights

Inclusion award

The Museum was joint winner of the 2015 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award for Business or Community, for demonstrating inclusion by ensuring all audiences, are able to engage with what the Museum has to offer.

Great Sport!

A series of performances celebrating the legacy of movement and sporting history in Australia by Canberra GOLDS over-55 dance company and Dance for Parkinson’s ACT at the Museum in 2016.

International Day of People with Disability

The Museum celebrates International Day of People with Disability, with activities ranging from a schools spectacular and expo and market to the young musicians who joined the ‘Drummers not Plumbers’ orchestra.