From our blog
15 Aug 2014
A few months ago we introduced painter Margrete Erling and her works that powerfully convey the significance of horses within Australian history, see Painting horses. In the meantime, Margrete has...
13 Aug 2014
This week, the National Museum has launched a new website called ‘My Pony Club’, inviting all pony club participants from across Australia to contribute their stories. Check...
31 Jul 2014
On August 1st, all Australian horses mark their official birthdays. To celebrate the occasion, we’ve installed a striking, life-size equine sculpture in the Museum’s Main Hall, and are...
About horses in Australia
Australia just wouldn't be the same without horses. These beautiful animals have played a key role in shaping our culture, society and environment. The National Museum of Australia is currently exploring this history with a new project, Horses in Australia, focusing on our nation's equine and equestrian heritage.
Details of our forthcoming exhibition, Spirited: Australia's Horse Story.
From cups won by champions, to a quilt embroidered by a teenage girl.
Meet the team working on the Horses in Australia project.
Horses 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.