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A shopper inside the Museum shop

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.

Hours: Open 10am – 5pm weekdays, 9am – 5pm weekends/public holidays (except Christmas Day)

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

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

The Museum Cafe

The Museum Cafe boasts stunning views across Lake Burley Griffin with expansive windows and undercover seating on the outside deck and balcony. Drop in for a lunch from our fresh and seasonal menu, bring the kids along for a weekend brunch or just enjoy a coffee in the sun overlooking the lake and the iconic Canberra scenery.

The Museum has partnered with 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 focuses 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.


Open every day 9.00am – 4.45pm (except Christmas Day)


The menu at the Museum Cafe changes weekly to reflect the seasonal availability of fresh produce. A full breakfast menu is served every weekend and public holiday.


The Museum Cafe welcomes bookings for groups of six or more. To book a table please contact Broadbean Catering directly on (02) 6208 5179 or email your booking request via: