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The Museum Cafe

The Museum is excited to welcome Broadbean Catering as the exclusive caterer for our beautiful waterfront cafe. Broadbean Catering has established itself as a sought-after caterer in Canberra, with a reputation for delicious food and outstanding service.

Broadbean Catering was formerly known as Portrait Catering at the National Portrait Gallery. As winners of the ACT Caterer of the Year and Venue Caterer of the Year in 2012 and 2013, they have a proven record of delivering services to the highest standards.

Broadbean Catering focus on sourcing local produce with menus designed to match the season. This supports local farmers and suppliers while providing our visitors with the best food our region has to offer.

The Museum Cafe is open every day from 9am to 4.45pm (except Christmas day).

Tel 02 6208 5000

Christmas lunches

Celebrate the end of the year by lunching with your colleagues at the Museum Cafe.

Monday to Friday, 17 November to 19 December 2014

$50 per person, minimum 4 guests.

Bookings and pre-payment essential, strictly limited spaces available.

Call 02 6208 5179 or email

pdf  Download the Christmas lunch menu (PDF 408 kb)

Spirited exclusive dinner

Thursday 13 November 2014, 6pm to 9pm

Join us for a special after-hours viewing of our Spirited exhibition, curator-led talks with Dr Martha Sear and Dr Nicole McLennan, shopping in the exhibition shop PLUS a three-course dinner and glass of wine in our waterfront cafe. Cash bar also available. Museum Friends receive a FREE Spirited souvenir book.

Tickets are $75 each plus fees and charges.

Purchase your tickets and pre-order your meal online through the Eventbrite website

The Museum Cafe

View the program and dinner menu

The Museum Shop

At the Museum Shop you'll find unusual homewares, arts and crafts, gourmet treats and more – unique, surprising and at prices to suit every budget. The Museum Shop – where everything we sell has a story to tell.

A shopper inside the Museum shop

The Museum has an ATM (automated teller machine) for the convenience of visitors.

Open 10am – 5pm weekdays, 9am – 5pm weekends/public holidays.

Online shop

Enquiries: Tel +61 2 6208 5222


EFTPOS and all credit cards accepted. Packing, postage and overseas shipping can be arranged.

Postal address: GPO Box 1901, CANBERRA ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA