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February 2017

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

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Saturday 4 February 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 5 February 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

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

CANCELLED: Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Sunday 12 February 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

Please note: this event is CANCELLED

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre
Subject to crew availability and weather

Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sunday 12 February 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

Object Club: Lag Meta Aus exhibition

Friday 17 February 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 National Museum curator Jono Lineen as explains how curators tell stories in museum spaces, based on his work in the Lag Meta Aus: Home in the Torres Strait exhibition.

Lag Meta Aus traces the history of Australia's most northern region, from pre-history to the present. Objects are used to tell stories about hunting, fishing, trading, pearling, the Second World War and native title.

Friends full members free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

Visitors at the Museum.

Museum Friends welcome tour

Saturday 18 February 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

Saturday 18 February 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 19 February 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.

SOLD OUT: Handling objects: Love tokens

Monday 20 February 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Bring an object from home and share a short story about why it is significant to you. Presentations will be followed by a discussion inspired by these treasured artefacts, facilitated by Beaux Guarini.

Cost: $10, includes morning tea
Please note this event has SOLD OUT.
Bunyip Room

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

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Sunday 26 February 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 26 February 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 book cover

Time Traveller’s Book Club – Edmund Barton

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 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.

This month’s book is Edmund Barton: The One Man for the Job, by Geoffrey Bolton, Allen & Unwin, 2000.

Australia might not have become a Commonwealth in 1901 had it not been for Edmund Barton.This engaging biography of Australia’s first Prime Minister highlights Barton’s personal crusade for the federal cause.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

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