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8am to 7pm until 3 Feb 2019 Rome: City and Empire Discover rare treasures from the collection of the British Museum.
Until 17 Feb 2019 2019 Australian of the Year Explore objects of personal significance to inspirational Australians.
Until 24 Feb 2019 Bush Mechanics See the broken-down cars and hear stories of ingenious repairs.

Our collection

At the heart of the National Museum of Australia is our National Historical Collection, more than 200,000 objects which represent Australia’s history and cultural heritage.

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Tips for visiting Rome

Catch the free Culture Loop shuttle bus and take advantage of our extended hours from Boxing Day! Read our top insider’s tips on visiting Rome: City and Empire this summer.

Multi-sensory Rome

Rome: City and Empire includes a range of elements designed to lead visitors on a multi-sensory journey through an ancient world.

Defining Moments audio tour

Curator Jonathan Lineen details our new audio tour that connects defining moments in Australian history to objects on show in our exhibition galleries.

Master Plan

The Museum’s Master Plan to 2030 delivers an inspired vision for the 21st century and beyond — a national museum at the crossroads of material and digital realms, embracing both.

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