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Peninsula tales - Acton tour

Peninsula tales

Sunday 26 April 2015, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Be transported back to 1947 with your guide Catherine, as she shares her experiences, memories and stories of the Acton Peninsula on this one-hour walking tour. It's a delightful interpretive experience that may well rekindle memories.

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Cost: adults $10, concession $8.
Numbers per tour are limited.
Bookings essential. Book online through the Eventbrite website
Group bookings by arrangement.  Phone (02) 6208 5021 to discuss your requirements.

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Sunday 3 May 2015, 11:00am to 3:00pm
The Paddle Steamer Enterprise is the Museum’s oldest working exhibit and is moored on Lake Burley Griffin. Come and see this beautifully restored boat. Listen to stories, as told by the volunteer crew, of a bygone era.

Subject to crew availability and weather permitting.

More on the PS Enterprise

Free

A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 6 May 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

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

The making of The Home Front: Australia during the First World War

Thursday 7 May 2015, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This free lecture is the first in a series that reveals behind-the-scenes insights into the stories of The Home Front: Australia during the First World War. Curators Joanne Bach and Jono Lineen share how the team at the National Museum of Australia developed this exhibition.


Free
Bookings are essential. Please use the Eventbrite website
Visions Theatre

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Saturday 9 May 2015, 11:00am to 3:00pm
The Paddle Steamer Enterprise is the Museum’s oldest working exhibit and is moored on Lake Burley Griffin. Come and see this beautifully restored boat. Listen to stories, as told by the volunteer crew, of a bygone era.

Subject to crew availability and weather permitting.

More on the PS Enterprise

Free

Mother's Day brunch or lunch

Sunday 10 May 2015, 9:00am to 2:30pm

The Museum Cafe is taking bookings over Mother’s Day weekend, so reserve your table for brunch or lunch and enjoy stunning lakeside views, free parking and a delectable menu from Broadbean Catering.

Mother's Day brunch or lunch available 9am – 2.30pm.

Bookings by phone (02) 6208 5179
Open 9am – 4.45pm daily.

View more information on Mother's Day at the Museum

'In the Shadow of Ebola' film screening and Q&A (18+)

Tuesday 12 May 2015, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Australian exclusive

In the Shadow of Ebola (2015, 27 min) is an intimate story of a family and a nation torn apart by the recent Ebola outbreak. Caught in an invisible war that is painfully reminiscent of the chaos and confusion experienced during Liberia’s 14-year civil war, a family and the Liberian people find the compassion and inner resolve to combat the virus’s spread.

Following the screening will be a Q&A with the film’s director, Gregg Mitman, chaired by Libby Robin, Senior Research Fellow at the National Museum of Australia.

Free; viewer discretion advised (18+)
Bookings essential and available through the Eventbrite website
Visions Theatre

Amanda Whitley

Landmark women: Amanda Whitley

Friday 15 May 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

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

Our guest speaker for May is Amanda Whitley, founder and director of the HerCanberra website.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials; $5 full Friends 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

New members welcome tour

Saturday 16 May 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

Landmark women: Marion Le

Friday 19 June 2015, 10:00am to 10:00am

Museum Friends program

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

Our guest speaker for June is human rights advocate Marion Le AM.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials; $5 full Friends 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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