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  • Open today 9am–5pm
  • Free general admission

The Museum was designed by architects Ashton Raggatt McDougall and Robert Peck von Hartel Trethowan and opened at Acton in 2001.

Visitors enter under a gigantic sculptural loop linking Canberra to Uluru, before entering the Gandel Atrium, a great light and open space with a ceiling like a huge rope knot seen from the inside. It is a metaphor for the strands that tie Australians together as a nation, the weaving together of lives and stories. More on our building

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