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Collections appeal

The Museum is working to build its collection of cycling material and received a great response to an appeal for historic bicycles in May 2013. We're still seeking riding outfits for men and women pre-1945. If you have items of clothing you think might be suitable for the Museum's collection, please email curator Daniel Oakman.

Postcard with a colour illustration of various Australian animals in a bike race. A koala and emu lead, watched by other animals in a tree and on the sideline. Printed text underneath reads 'AUSTRALIAN NATIVES - The Bicycle Road Race'.
'Australian Natives - The Bicycle Road Race' postcard by Norman Lindsay, about 1920. Josef Lebovic Gallery collection, National Museum of Australia.

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Exhibition touring dates

Keep an eye out for touring dates, and more details about the objects going on show, on our Exhibition page.

Exhibition venue requirements

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia is designed to be displayed in a small to medium-size gallery space with environmental controls for temperature, humidity and lux.

The exhibition requires a 200-square metre gallery space and includes objects, audio-visual material and graphics.

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia will be available for tour from July 2014. A minimum of eight weeks display and maximum of 12 weeks display is preferred. For more information please email our Exhibitions team.


People and the Environment

Cycling in Australia is part of the National Museum's People and the Environment program. Discover more stories about people's relationships with Australia's natural and built environments on our People and the Environment website.