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Join Museum Friends

Love the National Museum? Join Museum Friends and show your support for our collection and exhibitions. Museum membership starts from $45.

To join Museum Friends please create an account. To renew membership or update your details just login to your account.

Rome: City and Empire exhibition

Exclusive offers

  • One free ticket for existing members
  • One $5 ticket for new members
  • Discounted ticket price of $16
  • Mkids exhibition entry is free
  • Discounted event prices
  • A season-pass ticket option, available from 14 September
  • Fast-pass exhibition entry

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Member benefits

A man and woman

Relax in our Friends Lounge

Free wi-fi and refreshments in our lakeside lounge

Shop and Cafe discounts

10% discounts at the Museum Shop and the Museum Cafe

Enjoy exclusive events

Including behind-the-scenes tours, and new exhibition previews and exclusive events

See all our upcoming events

Family fun with Mkids

Discounted entry to exhibitions and holiday activities for kids on your membership

Join the conversation

The Museum magazine subscription and monthly Friends email updates

Join Museum Friends

Build your own membership group

Individual and group

Take advantage of all of our member benefits and include up to nine people as you build your own membership group.

Cost: $45 for individual membership

You can then add:

  • $15 per additional adult
  • $5 per additional child (3–16 years only)
  • free for under-3s

Note: memberships are paid annually.

Mkids – for children 3 to 12

Exclusively for children in membership groups with free entry to exhibitions and discounted school holiday activities.

Cost: $5

Gift membership

Are you searching for a unique gift for a special occasion? Share our passion for history and heritage with an individual or group gift membership.

To purchase please phone 6208 5108 (business hours) or email

Membership benefits

  • Discounted entry to major exhibitions
  • Exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes tours of major exhibitions
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop and the Museum Cafe
  • Exclusive Friends-only events
  • Mkids 3 to 12 years free or discounted entry to exhibitions and school holiday activities
  • Subscription to The Museum magazine (one magazine per membership)
  • Access to the Friends lakeside lounge
  • Regular Friends updates and special offers

Terms and conditions

  • Friends membership is valid until the expiry date printed on your membership card
  • Membership is not transferable or refundable
  • Member benefits apply only to the people listed on your membership
  • You must produce your membership card to obtain the benefit
  • Member prices, events, benefits, reciprocal arrangements and terms are subject to change at the Museum’s discretion
  • It is your responsibility to notify the National Museum of any change of address or contact information
  • If your card is lost or stolen, please notify us as soon as possible to organise a replacement card
  • The Museum has no control over the reciprocal benefits offered by other museums and galleries, or special offers made by our external partners. The Museum is not responsible for any changes to benefits or offers made by those organisations.


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Museum Friends

Contact us

Membership enquiries: weekdays
Phone +61 2 6208 5108

Bookings: weekdays
Phone +61 2 6208 5021

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