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History & ideas

Exhibition and feature websites

Defining moments in our history? Join the conversation.

Many of our exhibitions have extensive feature websites, some with enhanced online-only content.

We also have feature websites developed as collaborations with other museums, community groups or students.

Exhibitions currently on show
Past exhibitions
Other online feature websites

Audio on demand

Podcasts of conferences, seminars and programs covering a diverse range of historical and museological topics.


Research and museology

Research and scholarship are central to the National Museum of Australia's collection, exhibitions, publications and other activities. This research includes Australian history, care of its collection and museological areas including audience, evaluation and outreach.

View projects, people, publications and opportunites

Explore Australian history through collection objects

A pair of pistols used by Sir Thomas Mitchell in Australia's last known duelling challenge.
Created by six Martu women to tell stories of their country.
Includes a wheelchair used on the Ability Trek around Australia.
Clocks and the windows from Australia's longest-running children's TV show.
Made in London and brought to Australia by the wealthy Blaxland family in the early 1800s.
The 1934 Melbourne Cup trophy won by racehorse Peter Pan.
Used on a farm bear Yass to power a sheep-shearing plant.
Customised camping gear used by the Dunphy family on bushwalks in the Blue Mountains in the 1930s.
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