Tourism Marketing Coordinator
Tel +61 2 6208 5757
The best way to see and experience the National Museum of Australia is to take a guided tour.
Our guides are highly knowledgeable about the Museum and can explain the history and stories behind the objects on display - they bring the objects to life. If your guests have a particular interest or question, our guides are there to help. They provide interpretive tours, designed to enhance the visitor experience and facilitate questions and conversations on subjects of interest.
Museum highlights tour
Daily at 10am and 1pm.
This guided tour provides visitors with an overall impression of each of the Museum's five galleries:
- Old New Land
- First Australians
It offers an excellent general introduction to the National Museum of Australia.
Private group tours by appointment include: specialist subjects, the building's architecture, Indigenous Australians, people and the environment, histories of the nation.
First Australians tour
Daily at 3pm.
This guided tour through the First Australians gallery provides insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' histories, cultures, spirituality and connections to country. (See First Australians gallery)
Guided tours are available in the following languages:
Please allow at least three weeks to book a tour in these languages, as the tours are reliant on staff availability. Please be aware that in some cases, availability of multi-lingual staff is limited.
Exhibitions – coming soon
Old Masters: Australia's great bark artists
The National Museum of Australia’s Old Masters: Australia’s great bark artists exhibition is a celebration of Australia’s greatest bark painters. The genius and craft of master artists, representing diverse schools and regions from northern Australia, will be on display in the Museum’s biggest ever exhibition of bark paintings.
Come and be enthralled at Australia’s own Old Masters, on show at the National Museum of Australia from December 2013 to July 2014.
Watch this space for more information on Old Masters promotional tools.
The ultimate Museum experience
Enjoy the ultimate Museum experience with your choice of a personalised tour, then take time to relax in our stunning waterfront cafe with a glass of wine and your choice of meal from our menu.
You can choose either a Museum highlights tour or a First Australians tour to include in your package.
Please contact us for further details and wholesale rates.
The Museum offers a wide range of events including lecture series, performances, talks by curators and conservators, and more.
Visit the Museum's Calendar to find out what's on.
Contact Teone Nutt, Tourism Marketing Coordinator for inquiries about events.
The Museum Shop has a great range of gifts, a comprehensive collection of Australian books, Museum-quality gifts and crafts, museum and children’s items. And, there is often a themed exhibition shop alongside major exhibitions.
We can offer merchandise at a wholesale rate to package with a guided tour or exhibition entry. We can put together a list of items specific to your needs.
Please contact us for details.