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Culture Shop

Thursday 29 June 2017, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Experience a night of shopping with a twist! Get 20% off purchases* from the Museum Shop and enjoy our winter style workshop with fashion and beauty stylist Trish Murray.

Drinks and delicious food from Broadbean Catering will be available for purchase from the Museum Bar. DJ Jungle Jerry will provide the beats. Doors open from 5.45pm

Free
Registrations essential: Eventbrite

*No rainchecks and no further discounts apply

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Photo of map of Tasmania

Object Club: Characters of Hobart

Friday 30 June 2017, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Exclusive to Friends full members. Join Friends

Object Club explores different facets of objects and their place in history.

Join curator Catriona Donnelly to discuss the characters of Hobart revealed through the James Sprent and Dudley Fereday collections.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

Three children on bicycles and wearing goggles
Photo: Jillian Rigby.
© Museum Victoria.

Discovery Space: Wheelie fun

Monday 3 July 2017, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Note: Two sessions daily at 10–11.30am and 11.30am–1pm

Ride your bike to the National Museum of Australia these July school holidays and help us design a bike-friendly city. Take a tour of the Freewheeling exhibition then design and make some bike accessories to take home. There are bike racks near our main entrance.

Cost: $10 per child, free for Mkids (children on Friends full membership). Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Main Hall

Afternoon play space

Monday 3 July 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in our Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the self-guided activities connected to Freewheeling.

Free
All ages
Main Hall

Three children on bicycles and wearing goggles
Photo: Jillian Rigby.
© Museum Victoria.

Discovery Space: Wheelie fun

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Note: Two sessions daily at 10–11.30am and 11.30am–1pm

Ride your bike to the National Museum of Australia these July school holidays and help us design a bike-friendly city. Take a tour of the Freewheeling exhibition then design and make some bike accessories to take home. There are bike racks near our main entrance.

Cost: $10 per child, free for Mkids (children on Friends full membership). Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Main Hall

Afternoon play space

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in our Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the self-guided activities connected to Freewheeling.

Free
All ages
Main Hall

Three children on bicycles and wearing goggles
Photo: Jillian Rigby.
© Museum Victoria.

Discovery Space: Wheelie fun

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Note: Two sessions daily at 10–11.30am and 11.30am–1pm

Ride your bike to the National Museum of Australia these July school holidays and help us design a bike-friendly city. Take a tour of the Freewheeling exhibition then design and make some bike accessories to take home. There are bike racks near our main entrance.

Cost: $10 per child, free for Mkids (children on Friends full membership). Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Main Hall

Moana film promotional poster

Mkids movies – Moana

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Moana, a chieftain’s daughter from Polynesia, sets out on a daring mission to undo an ancient curse and prove herself a wayfarer. She meets the demigod Maui and together they encounter fiery creatures and dangers aplenty on their voyage across the open ocean.

2016, PG
All ages
Cost: Free Mkids, Friends full members and children on Friends full memberships, $5 non-members.
Join Friends and Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees apply to non-members)
Visions Theatre

Afternoon play space

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in our Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the self-guided activities connected to Freewheeling.

Free
All ages
Main Hall

Three children on bicycles and wearing goggles
Photo: Jillian Rigby.
© Museum Victoria.

Discovery Space: Wheelie fun

Thursday 6 July 2017, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Note: Two sessions daily at 10–11.30am and 11.30am–1pm

Ride your bike to the National Museum of Australia these July school holidays and help us design a bike-friendly city. Take a tour of the Freewheeling exhibition then design and make some bike accessories to take home. There are bike racks near our main entrance.

Cost: $10 per child, free for Mkids (children on Friends full membership). Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Main Hall

Afternoon play space

Thursday 6 July 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in our Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the self-guided activities connected to Freewheeling.

Free
All ages
Main Hall

Three children on bicycles and wearing goggles
Photo: Jillian Rigby.
© Museum Victoria.

Discovery Space: Wheelie fun

Friday 7 July 2017, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Note: Two sessions daily at 10–11.30am and 11.30am–1pm

Ride your bike to the National Museum of Australia these July school holidays and help us design a bike-friendly city. Take a tour of the Freewheeling exhibition then design and make some bike accessories to take home. There are bike racks near our main entrance.

Cost: $10 per child, free for Mkids (children on Friends full membership). Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Main Hall

Afternoon play space

Friday 7 July 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in our Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the self-guided activities connected to Freewheeling.

Free
All ages
Main Hall

Cropped image of two hands holding a small circular woven mat

NAIDOC Week – Traditional weaving workshop

Saturday 8 July 2017, 10.00am – 2.00pm

Join Kalkadoon woman Ronnie Jordan in this introductory weaving workshop and create your own woven design.

This hands-on workshop empowers participants through a sense of connection to Kalkadoon culture and the opportunity to learn an age-old skill.

Free
Bookings not required
Main Hall, National Museum of Australia

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Sing film promotional poster

Mkids movies – Sing

Saturday 8 July 2017, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

In a city of humanoid animals, a koala hosts a singing competition to save his theatre. Things soon spiral out of control as the stakes rise and the show’s finalists discover that their lives will never be the same.

2016, PG
All ages
Cost: Free Mkids, Friends full members and children on Friends full memberships, $5 non-members.
Join Friends and Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees apply to non-members)
Visions Theatre

Freewheeling family fun day

Sunday 9 July 2017, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Decorate and ride your bike to the National Museum of Australia to celebrate all things wheels at our Freewheeling family fun day.

Join in on craft activities and workshops, see some awesome bikes and meet talented bike riders.

Free (some activities may involve a small charge)

More on our Freewheeling exhibition

Trolls film promotional poster

Mkids movies – Trolls

Tuesday 11 July 2017, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

This hilarious film takes you to the colourful, wonderful world of the happy-go-lucky Trolls. When the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, sets off with the curmudgeonly Branch, on a journey to rescue her friends.

2016, rated PG, 1h 32m
All ages
Cost: Free Mkids, Friends full members and children on Friends full memberships, $5 non-members.
Join Friends and Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees may apply to non-members)
Visions Theatre

New members welcome tour

Saturday 15 July 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to share a welcoming cup of tea in our Friends Lounge and take a guided highlights tour of the galleries.

Friends full members free. Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Meet in the Friends Lounge

Ballerina film promotional poster

Mkids movies – Ballerina

Saturday 15 July 2017, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her life in rural Brittany for Paris. She bluffs her way into the Grand Opera House and finds herself in a thrilling contest for a role in The Nutcracker. Will she be the last girl standing?

2016, rated PG, 1h 29m
All ages
Cost: Free Mkids, Friends full members and children on Friends full memberships, $5 non-members.
Join Friends and Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees may apply to non-members)
Visions Theatre

Sensory objects: A taste of East meets West

Monday 17 July 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Handling objects is a participatory, sensory workshop held on the third Monday of every month. Join facilitator Beaux Guarini as we explore objects and stories using sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.

Discover how the gold rush brought Chinese market gardens to rural Australia, then delve into the ways new produce and flavours have changed our palate forever.

Cost: $10, includes morning tea
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Bunyip Room

Arrangement of newspaper clippings
Red hard cover elephant
folio scrapbook relating
to John [Johnny] Warrens'
soccer career, 1967-1968.

Object Club: 1967 soccer tour to Vietnam

Friday 28 July 2017, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Object Club explores different facets of objects and their place in history.

Join curator Laina Hall to discuss the Australian soccer team’s 1967 tour to Vietnam revealed through objects in the Johnny Warren collection.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Exclusive to Friends full members. Join Friends
Meet in the Friends Lounge

New members welcome tour

Saturday 12 August 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to share a welcoming cup of tea in our Friends Lounge and take a guided highlights tour of the galleries.

Friends full members free. Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Meet in the Friends Lounge

Sensory objects: Pleasures of play

Monday 21 August 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Handling objects is a participatory, sensory workshop held on the third Monday of every month. Join facilitator Beaux Guarini as we explore objects and stories using sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.

Rediscover the joy of play, as we delve into our inspirational collections of toys, games and fun objects to unleash your imagination.

Cost: $10, includes morning tea
Bookings essential:  Eventbrite (booking fees apply)

New members welcome tour

Saturday 9 September 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to share a welcoming cup of tea in our Friends Lounge and take a guided highlights tour of the galleries.

Friends full members free. Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Meet in the Friends Lounge

Sensory objects: Australian gardens through thyme

Monday 18 September 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Handling objects is a participatory, sensory workshop held on the third Monday of every month. Join facilitator Beaux Guarini as we explore objects and stories using sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.

From English cottage gardens in arid lands to native species in bustling cities, dig into our garden-related collections in this sensory spectacle of colour, texture and scent.

Cost: $10, includes morning tea
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Bunyip Room

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