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Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Sunday 25 February 2018, 11.00am–2.00pm

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.

Free
Bookings not required
Subject to crew availability and weather permitting

More on the PS Enterprise

Time Traveller’s Book Club: Red Land, Black Land

Tuesday 27 February 2018, 11.00am–12.30pm

Exclusive to Friends full members. Join Friends

Take a romp through history, led by Dr Mike Smith, archaeologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the National Museum of Australia.

This month, we’ll be discussing Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, by Barbara Mertz, revised edition, William Morrow, 2009.

Internationally renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz takes us back to ancient Egypt, immersing us in the sights and sounds of daily life. First published in 1966, this book is worth revisiting for Mertz’s evocative passages, her unerring eye for fascinating detail, keen insight, and trenchant wit.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

A graphic featuring a bearded, middle-aged man. The words at the bottom of the image spell 'The enigmatic Mr Deakin'.

The enigmatic Mr Deakin: lecture

Wednesday 28 February 2018, 12.30pm–1.30pm

Join leading political thinker Judith Brett as she explores the political achievements and the inner spiritual life of former Australian prime minister Alfred Deakin.

Judith is an emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University and author of the award-winning Robert Menzies’ Forgotten People and Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class. Her latest book, The Enigmatic Mr Deakin, explores the life of a charming, gifted and complicated man who championed the national interest over short-term political gain.

More on Alfred Deakin

Cost: $15 adults, $10 concession, $7.50 Friends full members
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Visions Theatre

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Saturday 3 March 2018, 11.00am–2.00pm

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.

Free
Bookings not required
Subject to crew availability and weather permitting

More on the PS Enterprise

a woman and child seated at a craft activity table

Introducing our toddler program

Wednesday 7 March 2018, 10.00am–11.00am

Time for the under-fives to have fun and explore the Museum. Join us on the first Wednesday of the month in a series art-making, storytelling and gallery exploration activities.

The inspiration for the first program is the bogong moth made by Reko Rennie that hangs in the Main Hall.

Suitable for preschool-aged children and their carers.

Cost: $10 child
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)

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In conversation with the Hon John Howard

Wednesday 7 March 2018, 12.30pm–2.30pm

Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends

Join the 25th Prime Minister of Australia at the National Museum as he reflects on a political career that has spanned over 50 years.

Enjoy a lecture, a conversation between Mr Howard and National Museum director Dr Mat Trinca, and an exclusive lunch with Mr Howard.

Cost: $30 lecture includes buffet lunch
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)

Visions Theatre

This event is presented in association with the UNSW Canberra Public Leadership Research Group and the Howard Library.

More on this conversation with the Hon John Howard

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Sunday 11 March 2018, 11.00am–2.00pm

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.

Free
Bookings not required
Subject to crew availability and weather permitting

More on the PS Enterprise

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Saturday 17 March 2018, 11.00am–2.00pm

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.

Free
Bookings not required
Subject to crew availability and weather permitting

More on the PS Enterprise

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Sunday 25 March 2018, 11.00am–2.00pm

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.

Free
Bookings not required
Subject to crew availability and weather permitting

More on the PS Enterprise

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Saturday 31 March 2018, 11.00am–2.00pm

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.

Free
Bookings not required
Subject to crew availability and weather permitting

More on the PS Enterprise

a woman and child seated at a craft activity table

Introducing our toddler program

Wednesday 4 April 2018, 10.00am–11.00am

Time for the under-fives to have fun and explore the Museum. Join us on the first Wednesday of the month in a series art-making, storytelling and gallery exploration activities.

The inspiration for the first program is the bogong moth made by Reko Rennie that hangs in the Main Hall.

Suitable for preschool-aged children and their carers.

Cost: $10 child
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Saturday 14 April 2018, 11.00am–2.00pm

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.

Free
Bookings not required
Subject to crew availability and weather permitting

More on the PS Enterprise

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Sunday 22 April 2018, 11.00am–2.00pm

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.

Free
Bookings not required
Subject to crew availability and weather permitting

More on the PS Enterprise

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Saturday 28 April 2018, 11.00am–2.00pm

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.

Free
Bookings not required
Subject to crew availability and weather permitting

More on the PS Enterprise

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Sunday 6 May 2018, 11.00am–2.00pm

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.

Free
Bookings not required
Subject to crew availability and weather permitting

More on the PS Enterprise

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