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Statue of Mithras
© Trustees of the British Museum

Statue of Mithras exhibition talk

Thursday 5 January 2017, 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Join Margaret Fox from the National Museum of Australia for a pop-up talk on the statue of Mithras, her favourite object from the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Free after exhibition entry
Booking essential: Eventbrite (booking fees apply)

More on the pop-up talks

Kung-fu panda 3 poster

Mkids movies – Kung Fu Panda 3

Saturday 7 January 2017, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

2016, rated PG

Living large and loving life, Po realises that he has a lot to learn if he’s going to fulfil the next challenge from his beloved kung fu instructor. After reuniting with his long-lost father, Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters.

Mkids and Friends full members free, non-members $5
Join Friends and Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

Paddle steamer on Lake Burley Griffin. National Museum of Australia in the background

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection CANCELLED

Sunday 8 January 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the Paddle Steamer Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin outside the National Museum of Australia. The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and is maintained by a volunteer crew.  

More on the Enterprise

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre
Subject to crew availability and weather

A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Monday 9 January 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Monday 9 January 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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Afternoon play space

Monday 9 January 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Weekdays 9–20 January 2017

Play, read or relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
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A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Tuesday 10 January 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Tuesday 10 January 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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Afternoon play space

Tuesday 10 January 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Weekdays 9–20 January 2017

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
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Zootopia poster

Mkids movies – Zootopia

Tuesday 10 January 2017, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

2016, rated PG

The city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where animals, from the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case.

Mkids and Friends full members free; non-members $5
Join Friends and Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

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Discovery Space: History of you

Wednesday 11 January 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Wednesday 11 January 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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Afternoon play space

Wednesday 11 January 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Weekdays 9–20 January 2017

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Thursday 12 January 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window

A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Thursday 12 January 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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Olmec stone mask exhibition talk

Thursday 12 January 2017, 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Join Jennifer White from the National Museum of Australia for a pop-up talk on the Olmec stone mask, her favourite object from the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Free after exhibition entry
Booking essential: Eventbrite (booking fees apply)

More on the pop-up talks

Afternoon play space

Thursday 12 January 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Weekdays 9–20 January 2017

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Friday 13 January 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window

A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Friday 13 January 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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Afternoon play space

Friday 13 January 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Weekdays 9–20 January 2017

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Paddle steamer on Lake Burley Griffin. National Museum of Australia in the background

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Saturday 14 January 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the Paddle Steamer Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin outside the National Museum of Australia. The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and is maintained by a volunteer crew.  

More on the Enterprise

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre
Subject to crew availability and weather

Jungle book movie poster

Mkids movies – The Jungle Book

Saturday 14 January 2017, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

2016, rated PG

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, man-cub Mowgli must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther and a free-spirited sloth bear , the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

Mkids and Friends full members free; non-members $5
Join Friends and Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

gold llama statue
© Trustees of the British Museum

Inca gold llama exhibition talk

Sunday 15 January 2017, 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Join Amanda Paroz from the National Museum of Australia for a pop-up talk on the Inca gold llama, her favourite object from the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Free after exhibition entry
Booking essential: Eventbrite (booking fees apply)

More on the pop-up talks

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Discovery Space: History of you

Monday 16 January 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Monday 16 January 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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Afternoon play space

Monday 16 January 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Weekdays 9–20 January 2017

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Tuesday 17 January 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window

A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Tuesday 17 January 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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Afternoon play space

Tuesday 17 January 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Weekdays 9–20 January 2017

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
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Mkids movies – Kubo and the Two Strings

Tuesday 17 January 2017, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

2016, rated PG

Young Kubo's peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to unlock a secret legacy and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

Mkids and Friends full members free; non-members $5
Join Friends and Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

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Discovery Space: History of you

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window

Discovery Space: History of you

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window

Afternoon play space

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Weekdays 9–20 January 2017

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Thursday 19 January 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window

A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Thursday 19 January 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window

Afternoon play space

Thursday 19 January 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Weekdays 9–20 January 2017

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Friday 20 January 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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A happy, young girl with eyes looking upwards and a large, hand-drawn blue question mark to the right of the picture

Discovery Space: History of you

Friday 20 January 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 January 2017

How will you be remembered? Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, think about yourself in the world and be remembered by making your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch on the day. You’ll learn some cool ‘how-to-draw’ techniques with artist Naomi Zouwer.

More on Discovery Space: History of you

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window

Afternoon play space

Friday 20 January 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Weekdays 9–20 January 2017

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
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Visitors at the Museum.

Museum Friends welcome tour

Saturday 21 January 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 Museum.

Friends full members free. Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

Paddle steamer on Lake Burley Griffin. National Museum of Australia in the background

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Sunday 22 January 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the Paddle Steamer Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin outside the National Museum of Australia. The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and is maintained by a volunteer crew.  

More on the Enterprise

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre
Subject to crew availability and weather

Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sunday 22 January 2017, 3.00pm – 7.00pm

Join us for Sundaze with quality DJs, live acts and great food and drinks.

More on Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Free entry to our Lakeside Deck

A photograph of an old radio, a teacup, a vase of flowers and a plate of biscuits.

Handling objects: Tokens of love

Monday 23 January 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Imagine you’re about to be separated forever from your loved one. We’ll explore the love tokens offered by convicts facing transportation and other affairs of the heart in this sensory-packed workshop facilitated by Beaux Guarini.

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

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Man, woman and child sitting on grass

Australia Day at the National Museum

Thursday 26 January 2017, 8.00am – 12.00pm

Settle in and make the National Museum of Australia the place to be this Australia Day.

Family festival: A world of history and culture
10am – 2pm, all ages, free (charges apply for some activities)
Battle re-enactments, falconry, craft, games, entertainment and more
More on the family festival

Live music and games
5–9pm, all ages, free, Outdoor Amphitheatre
Bring a picnic or grab a pie and settle in for the Australia Day fireworks display at 9pm
More on the evening music and games 

Extended 100 Objects exhibition hours
8am – midnight! Exhibition costs apply
More on A History of the World in 100 Objects

Exclusive cocktail party
7–11pm
, 18+, $120, The Museum Bar
Australia Day fireworks with full VIP hospitality, entertainment and exhibition entry
More on the cocktail party

David Attenborough's VR Experiences
10 sessions from 9.30am – 4.15pm, $20
Tickets only available on the day from the Info Hub
More on the VR Experiences

#AustraliaDay Your Way
Tweet a photo using #AustraliaDay as we live curate the #AustraliaDay Your Way 2017 digital exhibition with Twitter and the National Australia Day Council

Paddle steamer on Lake Burley Griffin. National Museum of Australia in the background

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Thursday 26 January 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the Paddle Steamer Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin outside the National Museum of Australia. The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and is maintained by a volunteer crew.  

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military uniform

Object Club: James Taylor Light Horse uniform

Friday 27 January 2017, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Exclusive to Museum Friends

Join Deputy Director Dr Janda Gooding for an insight into the personal story behind the James Taylor Light Horse uniform, new to our Journeys gallery.

The James Taylor Light Horse collection is a largely complete Light Horse uniform associated with James Samuel Taylor, a farrier with the 9th Light Horse Regiment in World War One. Taylor's tunic, leather leggings, kit bag and pay book bear his name or regimental number. 

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Paddle steamer on Lake Burley Griffin. National Museum of Australia in the background

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Sunday 29 January 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the Paddle Steamer Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin outside the National Museum of Australia. The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and is maintained by a volunteer crew.  

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Free
Amphitheatre
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Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sunday 29 January 2017, 3.00pm – 8.00pm

Join us for Sundaze with quality DJs, live acts and great food and drinks.
Special extended opening hours for the final day of A History of the World in 100 Objects 

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Free entry to our Lakeside Deck

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The Time Traveller’s Book Club

Tuesday 31 January 2017, 11.00am – 12.30pm

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

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

This month’s book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, by Mary Bear, Profile Books, 2015.

Beard shines fresh light on Roman society and culture, from slavery to running water, and explores ideas of democracy, migration, religious controversy, social mobility and exploitation in the larger context of the empire. Discover how many aspects of Roman political life, law and society are echoed in the West today.

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