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Exterior of the Museum Cafe at night.
Photo: Adam McGrath.

Museum Bar: Steamy Sundays

Sunday 11 January 2015, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Soak up the last of the weekend and enjoy the summer sun while chilling out at the Museum Cafe.

Free entry
National Museum of Australia

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White pull horse
White pull horse.
National Museum of Australia

Discovery Space: Carts, carriages and carousels

Monday 12 January 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Children can make their own hobbyhorse or horsedrawn toy cart, inspired by the toys on show in the Spirited: Australia's Horse Story exhibition, and the wonderful variety of horsedrawn vehicles at the Museum.

Kids can also add their mark to a magical horsedrawn sulky carriage that has a history of transporting children to school.

Adults free, children $3 (free for Museum Friends full members only)
Bookings essential; buy your ticket on the day at the Information Desk
Weekdays 12 to 23 January 2015
Sessions: 10–11am; 11am–12pm; 12–1pm, The Hall

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White pull horse
White pull horse.
National Museum of Australia

Discovery Space: Carts, carriages and carousels

Tuesday 13 January 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Children can make their own hobbyhorse or horsedrawn toy cart, inspired by the toys on show in the Spirited: Australia's Horse Story exhibition, and the wonderful variety of horsedrawn vehicles at the Museum.

Kids can also add their mark to a magical horsedrawn sulky carriage that has a history of transporting children to school.

Cost: adults free, children $3 (free for Museum Friends full members only)
Bookings essential; buy your ticket on the day at the Information Desk
Weekdays 12 to 23 January 2015
Sessions: 10–11am; 11am–12pm; 12–1pm, The Hall

More on school holiday activities

White pull horse
White pull horse.
National Museum of Australia

Discovery Space: Carts, carriages and carousels

Wednesday 14 January 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Children can make their own hobbyhorse or horsedrawn toy cart, inspired by the toys on show in the Spirited: Australia's Horse Story exhibition, and the wonderful variety of horsedrawn vehicles at the Museum.

Kids can also add their mark to a magical horsedrawn sulky carriage that has a history of transporting children to school.

Adults free, children $3 (free for Museum Friends full members only)
Bookings essential; buy your ticket on the day at the Information Desk
Weekdays 12 to 23 January 2015
Sessions: 10–11am; 11am–12pm; 12–1pm, The Hall

More on school holiday activities

White pull horse
White pull horse.
National Museum of Australia

Discovery Space: Carts, carriages and carousels

Thursday 15 January 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Children can make their own hobbyhorse or horsedrawn toy cart, inspired by the toys on show in the Spirited: Australia's Horse Story exhibition, and the wonderful variety of horsedrawn vehicles at the Museum.

Kids can also add their mark to a magical horsedrawn sulky carriage that has a history of transporting children to school.

Adults free, children $3 (free for Museum Friends full members only)
Bookings essential; buy your ticket on the day at the Information Desk
Weekdays 12 to 23 January 2015
Sessions: 10–11am; 11am–12pm; 12–1pm, The Hall

More on school holiday activities

Spirited: Australia's Horse Story proudly presents the Boggy Creek Horse Show.

The Boggy Creek Show, in association with Spirited

Thursday 15 January 2015, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Experience a lifetime of bush knowledge in an iconic horseman show direct from the Snowy Mountains, with fourth-generation cattleman Tim O’Brien. The award-winning Boggy Creek Show captures the spirit of Australia’s outback. You’ll learn about mountain cattlemen traditions, horsemanship, movie horse training, whip cracking and much more.

Come along and enjoy bush poetry and bush games for the kids. Pegasus and Heavy Horse Heaven will provide a sausage BBQ and  drinks for sale, with all proceeds going to rescuing horses in need throughout the ACT and surrounds.

Cost: $20 adults; $5 children; $45 families (2 adults and up to 4 children).
Entry includes a free ticket to the Spirited exhibition.
Friends special offer: Friends $15 (full membership only); children under 16 free if accompanied by a Friend with full membership.
Buy tickets online through the Eventbrite website, or at the door.
Doors open 5.45pm
The show will be held outdoors on the grassed area at the loop amphitheatre.

More on the Boggy Creek Show
White pull horse
White pull horse.
National Museum of Australia

Discovery Space: Carts, carriages and carousels

Friday 16 January 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Children can make their own hobbyhorse or horsedrawn toy cart, inspired by the toys on show in the Spirited: Australia's Horse Story exhibition, and the wonderful variety of horsedrawn vehicles at the Museum.

Kids can also add their mark to a magical horsedrawn sulky carriage that has a history of transporting children to school.

Adults free, children $3 (free for Museum Friends full members only)
Bookings essential; buy your ticket on the day at the Information Desk
Weekdays 12 to 23 January 2015
Sessions: 10–11am; 11am–12pm; 12–1pm, The Hall

More on school holiday activities

Spirited: Australia's Horse Story proudly presents the Boggy Creek Horse Show.

The Boggy Creek Show, in association with Spirited

Friday 16 January 2015, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Experience a lifetime of bush knowledge in an iconic horseman show direct from the Snowy Mountains, with fourth-generation cattleman Tim O’Brien. The award-winning Boggy Creek Show captures the spirit of Australia’s outback. You’ll learn about mountain cattlemen traditions, horsemanship, movie horse training, whip cracking and much more.

Come along and enjoy bush poetry and bush games for the kids. Pegasus and Heavy Horse Heaven will provide a sausage BBQ and  drinks for sale, with all proceeds going to rescuing horses in need throughout the ACT and surrounds.

Cost: $20 adults; $5 children; $45 families (2 adults and up to 4 children).
Entry includes a free ticket to the Spirited exhibition.
Friends special offer: Friends $15 (full membership only); children under 16 free if accompanied by a Friend with full membership.
Buy tickets online through the Eventbrite website
, or at the door.
Doors open 5.45pm
The show will be held outdoors on the grassed area at the loop amphitheatre.

More on the Boggy Creek Show

Spirited: Australia's Horse Story proudly presents the Boggy Creek Horse Show.

The Boggy Creek Show, in association with Spirited

Saturday 17 January 2015, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Experience a lifetime of bush knowledge in an iconic horseman show direct from the Snowy Mountains, with fourth-generation cattleman Tim O’Brien. The award-winning Boggy Creek Show captures the spirit of Australia’s outback. You’ll learn about mountain cattlemen traditions, horsemanship, movie horse training, whip cracking and much more.

Come along and enjoy bush poetry and bush games for the kids. Pegasus and Heavy Horse Heaven will provide a sausage BBQ and  drinks for sale, with all proceeds going to rescuing horses in need throughout the ACT and surrounds.

Cost: $20 adults; $5 children; $45 families (2 adults and up to 4 children).
Entry includes a free ticket to the Spirited exhibition.
Friends special offer: Friends $15 (full membership only); children under 16 free if accompanied by a Friend with full membership.
Buy tickets online through the Eventbrite website
, or at the door.
The show will be held outdoors on the grassed area at the loop amphitheatre.

More on the Boggy Creek Show

Spirited: Australia's Horse Story proudly presents the Boggy Creek Horse Show.

The Boggy Creek Show, in association with Spirited

Saturday 17 January 2015, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Experience a lifetime of bush knowledge in an iconic horseman show direct from the Snowy Mountains, with fourth-generation cattleman Tim O’Brien. The award-winning Boggy Creek Show captures the spirit of Australia’s outback. You’ll learn about mountain cattlemen traditions, horsemanship, movie horse training, whip cracking and much more.

Come along and enjoy bush poetry and bush games for the kids. Pegasus and Heavy Horse Heaven will provide a sausage BBQ and  drinks for sale, with all proceeds going to rescuing horses in need throughout the ACT and surrounds.

Cost: $20 adults; $5 children; $45 families (2 adults and up to 4 children).
Entry includes a free ticket to the Spirited exhibition.
Friends special offer: Friends $15 (full membership only); children under 16 free if accompanied by a Friend with full membership.
Buy tickets online through the Eventbrite website, or at the door
Doors open 5.45pm
The show will be held outdoors on the grassed area at the loop amphitheatre.

More on the Boggy Creek Show

Exterior of the Museum Cafe at night.
Photo: Adam McGrath.

Museum Bar: Steamy Sundays

Sunday 18 January 2015, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Soak up the last of the weekend and enjoy the summer sun while chilling out at the Museum Cafe.

Free entry
National Museum of Australia

More on the Museum Bar

White pull horse
White pull horse.
National Museum of Australia

Discovery Space: Carts, carriages and carousels

Monday 19 January 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Children can make their own hobbyhorse or horsedrawn toy cart, inspired by the toys on show in the Spirited: Australia's Horse Story exhibition, and the wonderful variety of horsedrawn vehicles at the Museum.

Kids can also add their mark to a magical horsedrawn sulky carriage that has a history of transporting children to school.

Adults free, children $3 (free for Museum Friends full members only)
Bookings essential; buy your ticket on the day at the Information Desk
Weekdays 12 to 23 January 2015
Sessions: 10–11am; 11am–12pm; 12–1pm, The Hall

More on school holiday activities

White pull horse
White pull horse.
National Museum of Australia

Discovery Space: Carts, carriages and carousels

Tuesday 20 January 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Children can make their own hobbyhorse or horsedrawn toy cart, inspired by the toys on show in the Spirited: Australia's Horse Story exhibition, and the wonderful variety of horsedrawn vehicles at the Museum.

Kids can also add their mark to a magical horsedrawn sulky carriage that has a history of transporting children to school.

Adults free, children $3 (free for Museum Friends full members only)
Bookings essential; buy your ticket on the day at the Information Desk
Weekdays 12 to 23 January 2015
Sessions: 10–11am; 11am–12pm; 12–1pm, The Hall

More on school holiday activities

Film poster for 'The Man from Snowy River'
Courtesy: Roadshow Entertainment

Film screening of 'The Man from Snowy River' (PG)

Tuesday 20 January 2015, 2:30pm to 4:10pm

Escape the summer heat and enjoy this classic Australian 1982 film inspired by the Banjo Paterson poem of the same name.

Cost: $5 per person

Book online through the Eventbrite website

White pull horse
White pull horse.
National Museum of Australia

Discovery Space: Carts, carriages and carousels

Wednesday 21 January 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Children can make their own hobbyhorse or horsedrawn toy cart, inspired by the toys on show in the Spirited: Australia's Horse Story exhibition, and the wonderful variety of horsedrawn vehicles at the Museum.

Kids can also add their mark to a magical horsedrawn sulky carriage that has a history of transporting children to school.

Adults free, children $3 (free for Museum Friends full members only)
Bookings essential; buy your ticket on the day at the Information Desk
Weekdays 12 to 23 January 2015
Sessions: 10–11am; 11am–12pm; 12–1pm, The Hall

More on school holiday activities

White pull horse
White pull horse.
National Museum of Australia

Discovery Space: Carts, carriages and carousels

Thursday 22 January 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Children can make their own hobbyhorse or horsedrawn toy cart, inspired by the toys on show in the Spirited: Australia's Horse Story exhibition, and the wonderful variety of horsedrawn vehicles at the Museum.

Kids can also add their mark to a magical horsedrawn sulky carriage that has a history of transporting children to school.

Adults free, children $3 (free for Museum Friends full members only)
Bookings essential; buy your ticket on the day at the Information Desk
Weekdays 12 to 23 January 2015
Sessions: 10–11am; 11am–12pm; 12–1pm, The Hall

More on school holiday activities

Spirited: Australia's Horse Story proudly presents the Boggy Creek Horse Show.

The Boggy Creek Show, in association with Spirited

Thursday 22 January 2015, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Experience a lifetime of bush knowledge in an iconic horseman show direct from the Snowy Mountains, with fourth-generation cattleman Tim O’Brien. The award-winning Boggy Creek Show captures the spirit of Australia’s outback. You’ll learn about mountain cattlemen traditions, horsemanship, movie horse training, whip cracking and much more.

Come along and enjoy bush poetry and bush games for the kids. Pegasus and Heavy Horse Heaven will provide a sausage BBQ and  drinks for sale, with all proceeds going to rescuing horses in need throughout the ACT and surrounds.

Cost: $20 adults; $5 children; $45 families (2 adults and up to 4 children).
Entry includes a free ticket to the Spirited exhibition.
Friends special offer: Friends $15 (full membership only); children under 16 free if accompanied by a Friend with full membership.
Buy tickets online through the Eventbrite website
, or at the door.
Doors open 5.45pm
The show will be held outdoors on the grassed area at the loop amphitheatre.

More on the Boggy Creek Show

White pull horse
White pull horse.
National Museum of Australia

Discovery Space: Carts, carriages and carousels

Friday 23 January 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Children can make their own hobbyhorse or horsedrawn toy cart, inspired by the toys on show in the Spirited: Australia's Horse Story exhibition, and the wonderful variety of horsedrawn vehicles at the Museum.

Kids can also add their mark to a magical horsedrawn sulky carriage that has a history of transporting children to school.

Adults free, children $3 (free for Museum Friends full members only)
Bookings essential; buy your ticket on the day at the Information Desk
Weekdays 12 to 23 January 2015
Sessions: 10–11am; 11am–12pm; 12–1pm, The Hall

More on school holiday activities

Spirited: Australia's Horse Story proudly presents the Boggy Creek Horse Show.

The Boggy Creek Show, in association with Spirited

Friday 23 January 2015, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Experience a lifetime of bush knowledge in an iconic horseman show direct from the Snowy Mountains, with fourth-generation cattleman Tim O’Brien. The award-winning Boggy Creek Show captures the spirit of Australia’s outback. You’ll learn about mountain cattlemen traditions, horsemanship, movie horse training, whip cracking and much more.

Come along and enjoy bush poetry and bush games for the kids. Pegasus and Heavy Horse Heaven will provide a sausage BBQ and  drinks for sale, with all proceeds going to rescuing horses in need throughout the ACT and surrounds.

Cost: $20 adults; $5 children; $45 families (2 adults and up to 4 children).
Entry includes a free ticket to the Spirited exhibition.
Friends special offer: Friends $15 (full membership only); children under 16 free if accompanied by a Friend with full membership.
Buy tickets online through the Eventbrite website
, or at the door.
Doors open 5.45pm
The show will be held outdoors on the grassed area at the loop amphitheatre.

More on the Boggy Creek Show

Spirited: Australia's Horse Story proudly presents the Boggy Creek Horse Show.

The Boggy Creek Show, in association with Spirited

Saturday 24 January 2015, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Experience a lifetime of bush knowledge in an iconic horseman show direct from the Snowy Mountains, with fourth-generation cattleman Tim O’Brien. The award-winning Boggy Creek Show captures the spirit of Australia’s outback. You’ll learn about mountain cattlemen traditions, horsemanship, movie horse training, whip cracking and much more.

Come along and enjoy bush poetry and bush games for the kids. Pegasus and Heavy Horse Heaven will provide a sausage BBQ and  drinks for sale, with all proceeds going to rescuing horses in need throughout the ACT and surrounds.

Cost: $20 adults; $5 children; $45 families (2 adults and up to 4 children).
Entry includes a free ticket to the Spirited exhibition.
Friends special offer: Friends $15 (full membership only); children under 16 free if accompanied by a Friend with full membership.
Buy tickets online through the Eventbrite website
, or at the door.
The show will be held outdoors on the grassed area at the loop amphitheatre.

More on the Boggy Creek Show

Spirited: Australia's Horse Story proudly presents the Boggy Creek Horse Show.

The Boggy Creek Show, in association with Spirited

Saturday 24 January 2015, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Experience a lifetime of bush knowledge in an iconic horseman show direct from the Snowy Mountains, with fourth-generation cattleman Tim O’Brien. The award-winning Boggy Creek Show captures the spirit of Australia’s outback. You’ll learn about mountain cattlemen traditions, horsemanship, movie horse training, whip cracking and much more.

Come along and enjoy bush poetry and bush games for the kids. Pegasus and Heavy Horse Heaven will provide a sausage BBQ and  drinks for sale, with all proceeds going to rescuing horses in need throughout the ACT and surrounds.

Cost: $20 adults; $5 children; $45 families (2 adults and up to 4 children).
Entry includes a free ticket to the Spirited exhibition.
Friends special offer: Friends $15 (full membership only); children under 16 free if accompanied by a Friend with full membership.
Buy tickets online through the Eventbrite website, or at the door.
Doors open 5.45pm
The show will be held outdoors on the grassed area at the loop amphitheatre.

More on the Boggy Creek Show

Exterior of the Museum Cafe at night.
Photo: Adam McGrath.

Museum Bar: Steamy Sundays

Sunday 25 January 2015, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Soak up the last of the weekend and enjoy the summer sun while chilling out at the Museum Cafe.

Free entry
National Museum of Australia

More on the Museum Bar

Two people holding puppets
Baz 'n' Snags. Photo: Marianne Mettes.

A 'Spirited' Australia Day

Monday 26 January 2015, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Inspired by the exhibition Spirited: Australia’s Horse Story, this event celebrates Australia Day and all things horse-related with country music, bootscooting, horse rides, craft and much more. Highlights of the day include the Baz ‘n’ Snags puppet show, X-Factor star Caitlyn Shadbolt and celebrated country musician Warren H Williams.

Free entry; costs apply to some activities
Hall and Amphitheatre

More on the 'Spirited' Australia Day festival

Exterior of the Museum Cafe at night.
Photo: Adam McGrath.

Museum Bar: Steamy Sundays

Sunday 1 February 2015, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Soak up the last of the weekend and enjoy the summer sun while chilling out at the Museum Cafe.
 
Free entry
National Museum of Australia

More on the Museum Bar

A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 4 February 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Art and craft activities especially for preschool-aged children and their grandparents.

Cost: $10 family and Essential members, $5 Friends (full members; full concession members free). Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Garden Room

New members welcome tour

Saturday 7 February 2015, 10:00am to 11:30am

Museum Friends program

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to meet staff, share a welcoming cup of tea in our members lounge and take a guided Museum Highlights tour of the Museum galleries.

Free for Museum Friends
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Meet in the Friends Lounge

 
Exterior of the Museum Cafe at night.
Photo: Adam McGrath.

Museum Bar: Steamy Sundays

Sunday 8 February 2015, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Soak up the last of the weekend and enjoy the summer sun chilling out at the Museum Cafe.
 
Free entry
National Museum of Australia

More on the Museum Bar

Exterior of the Museum Cafe at night.
Photo: Adam McGrath.

Museum Bar: Steamy Sundays

Sunday 15 February 2015, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Soak up the last of the weekend and enjoy the summer sun chilling at the Museum Cafe.

Free entry
National Museum of Australia

More on the Museum Bar

Landmark women

Friday 20 February 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Landmark Women celebrates the lives and passions of distinguished women living and working in Canberra.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials, $5 full members, full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

Cycling in Australia: curator talk

Saturday 21 February 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join curator Daniel Oakman as he explores the role of cycling in Australia. Learn more about our nation's cycling stories and important cycling objects, and join the conversation about the bike's past, present and future.

Cost: $10, $5 Friends full members; full concession members free. Includes light refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours) 
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

Exterior of the Museum Cafe at night.
Photo: Adam McGrath.

Museum Bar: Steamy Sundays

Sunday 22 February 2015, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Soak up the last of the weekend and enjoy the summer sun while chilling at the Museum Cafe.

Free entry
National Museum of Australia

More on the Museum Bar

Katie Noonan
Katie Noonan.

Enlighten 2015: By the Water concert with Katie Noonan

Saturday 28 February 2015, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Grab a picnic blanket and some friends to soak up the atmosphere at the fifth annual By the Water concert.

Watch the sun slip away and the stars come out in a night of music with songstress Katie Noonan.

The night will kick off with Australia’s Got Talent 2013 winners Uncle Jed — a band with a sound as good as salted caramel.

Cost: $45 adult; $35 concession (including Friends full members); children 16 and under free (when accompanied by a paying adult)
Buy tickets online through Ticketek Australia

Doors open 6pm for 7pm start
Outdoor Amphitheatre

The National Museum of Australia is proud to support ENLIGHTEN 2015 (part of the Canberra Festival).

View more information on the concert


A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 4 March 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Art and craft activities especially for preschool-aged children and their grandparents.

Cost: $10 family and Essential members, $5 Friends (full members; full concession members free). Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Garden Room

Landmark women

Friday 20 March 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Landmark Women celebrates the lives and passions of distinguished women living and working in Canberra.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials, $5 Friends (full members; full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

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