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A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 4 March 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 or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Garden Room

Peninsula tales - Acton tour

Peninsula tales

Sunday 8 March 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.

Wolfgang 'Wally' Weber in 'Stone'. Courtesy: Jason Weber.

'Stone' cult film screening

Friday 13 March 2015, 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for an outdoor screening of the 1974 motorcycle cult classic Stone (R, 103min), on the eve of the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Rally at the National Museum. Stone is an Australian film which tells the story of a undercover police officer who joins a rebel motorcycle gang to solve a murder. 

Watch the film and meet director Sandy Harbutt, who is making a guest appearance. If you like cult classics and motorbikes then this is a night not to be missed!

Tickets (18+ only)

Cost: $10 general; $5 Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club members.

Buy tickets online through the Eventbrite website

Film starts at 8pm (doors open 7pm)

2013 show and shine

Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club national rally

Saturday 14 March 2015, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Come and marvel at the magnificent machines on display for the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club of Australia's 'show and shine', part of its national rally in Canberra. Motorbikes including classic Kawasakis, Hondas, Suzukis and Yamahas will be on show.

National Museum of Australia

The Museum Skyfire Bar

The Museum Skyfire Bar (strictly 18+)

Saturday 14 March 2015, 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Enjoy Skyfire 2015 in style with great food, drinks and entertainment and one of the best lakeside views in town! The FM 104.7 broadcast will be played throughout the fireworks display, and our resident DJ will also be on hand to spin some tunes.

Tickets are limited, so be quick!

Tickets (strictly 18+)

Exclusive pre-sale for Friends members until Friday 20 February 2015. General sales from Saturday 21 February 2015.

Cost: $115 per person.
Inclusive of all food and beverages from 6.30–10pm. 

Book online now through the Eventbrite website

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Landmark women: Heather Reid

Friday 20 March 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

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

In March we welcome Heather Reid, AM, chief executive officer of Capital Football (ACT Football Federation) and the Canberra United Football Club.

Heather has been involved in football since 1978 and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Australia Day honours for her significant service to sport administration and as an advocate for gender equity in sport.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials; $5 Friends full members; full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

Night at the Museum: Joy

Night at the Museum: Joy

Friday 27 March 2015, 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Frock-up and frolic with us as we unleash joy and turn the Garden of Australian Dreams into a wonderland full of surprises with fairy floss, cocktails, DJs, swing and samba dancing, graffiti and more!

We want to light your inner ‘sparkler’ and have you experience joy in unexpected ways. We aren’t talking that old-fashioned joy that's on your nanna's Christmas card. We're talking the kind of joy that sizzles through your body and leaves you vibrating with energy.

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Tickets (over-18s only)
Cost: $10 entry
$60 to register a team of four to play The Museum Game (includes entry)
Free entry for Museum Friends (full members)

Buy tickets online through the Eventbrite website

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Sunday 29 March 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.

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