The National Museum of Australia's collection includes a wide range of material culture related to horses in Australia. This includes horse-drawn vehicles, paintings and photographs, blacksmithing tools, and trophies and ribbons awarded to champion horses, their owners, riders and trainers. Learn more about some of the highlights from our collection here.
Flemington on Cup Day
Explore the workings and wonders of Flemington, Australia's largest racecourse, on Melbourne Cup Day. See how fashions have changed over the years, hear about broadcasting from veteran race caller Greg Miles, see a parade of champion horses and check out some of the objects on show in our Landmarks gallery.
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.