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The National Museum of Australia’s Horses in Australia project is about recording, collecting, preserving and sharing Australia’s horse heritage. We're keen to share your memories and knowledge, and would be delighted if you can help support our work. Here are some ways for you to get involved.


Can you help us care for Australia's horse history. Make a donation to the Horses in Australia project on the National Museum's Everyday Hero website. Or join our Museum Friends.

Side view of a horse's head. The horse has a show ribbon around its neck.
Dungog, Royal Agricultural Society Show, Sydney, 1929. Colledge Family collection, National Museum of Australia.


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Exhibition tour

The exhibition Spirited: Australia's Horse Story will debut at the National Museum in Canberra from September 2014, and is available for tour from July 2015. The exhibition is designed to be displayed in a small to medium gallery space with environmental controls for temperature, humidity and lux. The exhibition requires a 200-square metre gallery space and includes objects, graphics and audio-visual material.

A minimum of eight weeks display and maximum of 12 weeks display is preferred. If your organisation is interested in hosting the exhibition, please email our Exhibitions team.

People and the Environment

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.