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A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 1 April 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 bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Garden Room

'Remembering Yayayi' film launch and panel discussion

Friday 10 April 2015, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Remembering Yayayi is a documentary that weaves together contemporary interviews with previously unseen 1974 footage shot in Yayayi, a remote community in Central Australia, during an important period of transition for Pintupi people.

Join the conversation with senior Pintupi women, Marlene Nampitjinpa and Monica Robinson, Professor Fred Myers, and filmmakers Pip Deveson and Ian Dunlop.

More on Remembering Yayayi

Free. Includes light refreshments.
Bookings essential
Bookings online through the Eventbrite website
Visions Theatre

Peninsula tales - Acton tour

Peninsula tales

Saturday 11 April 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.

View more information about the tour

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.

Peninsula tales - Acton tour

Peninsula tales

Sunday 12 April 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.

View more information about the tour

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.

Toy theatre belonging to Edward Everitt, late 19th century. National Museum of Australia.
Toy theatre

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Monday 13 April 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one hour sessions.

Play with plays

Imagine putting on a miniature play in your living room, complete with sets, scripts, costumes and characters. School holiday visitors can bring their stories to life on the stage by making a toy theatre, inspired by the one on show in our Journeys gallery.

Toy theatres were a popular form of family entertainment and storytelling in the 1800s. Every object in the Museum has a story to tell and this activity encourages children to tell the story of one of their favourite objects in their own mini toy theatre.

Children can also work with puppeteer Marianne Mettes from PuppetOOdle to help her bring some of the Museum’s toy theatre stories to a bigger stage.

Weekdays 13–24 April

Cost: $3 children, adults free, children on Friends full membership free.

Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Marianne Mettes
Marianne Mettes

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Tuesday 14 April 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one hour sessions.

Play with plays

Imagine putting on a miniature play in your living room, complete with sets, scripts, costumes and characters. School holiday visitors can bring their stories to life on the stage by making a toy theatre, inspired by the one on show in our Journeys gallery.

Toy theatres were a popular form of family entertainment and storytelling in the 1800s. Every object in the Museum has a story to tell and this activity encourages children to tell the story of one of their favourite objects in their own mini toy theatre.

Children can also work with puppeteer Marianne Mettes from PuppetOOdle to help her bring some of the Museum’s toy theatre stories to a bigger stage.

Weekdays 13–24 April

Cost: $3 children, adults free, children on Friends full membership free.

Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Toy theatre belonging to Edward Everitt, late 19th century. National Museum of Australia.
Toy theatre

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Wednesday 15 April 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one hour sessions.

Play with plays

Imagine putting on a miniature play in your living room, complete with sets, scripts, costumes and characters. School holiday visitors can bring their stories to life on the stage by making a toy theatre, inspired by the one on show in our Journeys gallery.

Toy theatres were a popular form of family entertainment and storytelling in the 1800s. Every object in the Museum has a story to tell and this activity encourages children to tell the story of one of their favourite objects in their own mini toy theatre.

Children can also work with puppeteer Marianne Mettes from PuppetOOdle to help her bring some of the Museum’s toy theatre stories to a bigger stage.

Weekdays 13–24 April

Cost: $3 children, adults free, children on Friends full membership free.

Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

 

Marianne Mettes
Marianne Mettes

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Thursday 16 April 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one hour sessions.

Play with plays

Imagine putting on a miniature play in your living room, complete with sets, scripts, costumes and characters. School holiday visitors can bring their stories to life on the stage by making a toy theatre, inspired by the one on show in our Journeys gallery.

Toy theatres were a popular form of family entertainment and storytelling in the 1800s. Every object in the Museum has a story to tell and this activity encourages children to tell the story of one of their favourite objects in their own mini toy theatre.

Children can also work with puppeteer Marianne Mettes from PuppetOOdle to help her bring some of the Museum’s toy theatre stories to a bigger stage.

Weekdays 13–24 April

Cost: $3 children, adults free, children on Friends full membership free.

Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Toy theatre belonging to Edward Everitt, late 19th century. National Museum of Australia.
Toy theatre

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Friday 17 April 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one hour sessions.

Play with plays

Imagine putting on a miniature play in your living room, complete with sets, scripts, costumes and characters. School holiday visitors can bring their stories to life on the stage by making a toy theatre, inspired by the one on show in our Journeys gallery.

Toy theatres were a popular form of family entertainment and storytelling in the 1800s. Every object in the Museum has a story to tell and this activity encourages children to tell the story of one of their favourite objects in their own mini toy theatre.

Children can also work with puppeteer Marianne Mettes from PuppetOOdle to help her bring some of the Museum’s toy theatre stories to a bigger stage.

Weekdays 13–24 April

Cost: $3 children, adults free, children on Friends full membership free.

Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Felicity Packard
Felicity Packard

Landmark women: Felicity Packard

Friday 17 April 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

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

Our guest speaker for April is Felicity Packard, scriptwriter of the television mini-series Anzac Girls and one of the writers of the Underbelly crime series. Felicity is an award-winning screenwriter and a lecturer at the University of Canberra. She is working on developing Wolf Creek as a television series and completing a PhD on genre in screenwriting. She also finds time to watch TV.

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

Marianne Mettes
Marianne Mettes

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Monday 20 April 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one hour sessions.

Play with plays

Imagine putting on a miniature play in your living room, complete with sets, scripts, costumes and characters. School holiday visitors can bring their stories to life on the stage by making a toy theatre, inspired by the one on show in our Journeys gallery.

Toy theatres were a popular form of family entertainment and storytelling in the 1800s. Every object in the Museum has a story to tell and this activity encourages children to tell the story of one of their favourite objects in their own mini toy theatre.

Children can also work with puppeteer Marianne Mettes from PuppetOOdle to help her bring some of the Museum’s toy theatre stories to a bigger stage.

Weekdays 13–24 April

Cost: $3 children, adults free, children on Friends full membership free.

Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Toy theatre belonging to Edward Everitt, late 19th century. National Museum of Australia.
Toy theatre

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Tuesday 21 April 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one hour sessions.

Play with plays

Imagine putting on a miniature play in your living room, complete with sets, scripts, costumes and characters. School holiday visitors can bring their stories to life on the stage by making a toy theatre, inspired by the one on show in our Journeys gallery.

Toy theatres were a popular form of family entertainment and storytelling in the 1800s. Every object in the Museum has a story to tell and this activity encourages children to tell the story of one of their favourite objects in their own mini toy theatre.

Children can also work with puppeteer Marianne Mettes from PuppetOOdle to help her bring some of the Museum’s toy theatre stories to a bigger stage.

Weekdays 13–24 April

Cost: $3 children, adults free, children on Friends full membership free.

Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Marianne Mettes
Marianne Mettes

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Wednesday 22 April 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one hour sessions.

Play with plays

Imagine putting on a miniature play in your living room, complete with sets, scripts, costumes and characters. School holiday visitors can bring their stories to life on the stage by making a toy theatre, inspired by the one on show in our Journeys gallery.

Toy theatres were a popular form of family entertainment and storytelling in the 1800s. Every object in the Museum has a story to tell and this activity encourages children to tell the story of one of their favourite objects in their own mini toy theatre.

Children can also work with puppeteer Marianne Mettes from PuppetOOdle to help her bring some of the Museum’s toy theatre stories to a bigger stage.

Weekdays 13–24 April

Cost: $3 children, adults free, children on Friends full membership free.

Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

 
The Anzac Book

CANCELLED: Rare books viewing: Bound for the home front

Wednesday 22 April 2015, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends full members only

Come and join our librarians as they showcase material published during, and related to, the First World War. The selection includes a book with an interesting connection to an object from our forthcoming exhibition The Home Front: Australia during the First World War.

Cost: Free (Friends full members only)
Numbers limited
Please note that the morning tour has been cancelled.
The afternoon tour will run from 1.30–3pm

The Anzac Book

Rare books viewing: Bound for the home front

Wednesday 22 April 2015, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Museum Friends full members only

Come and join our librarians as they showcase material published during, and related to, the First World War. The selection includes a book with an interesting connection to an object from our forthcoming exhibition The Home Front: Australia during the First World War.

Cost: Free (Friend full members only)
Numbers limited (the morning tour has been cancelled) 
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Meet in the Friends Lounge

Join our Museum Friends

Toy theatre belonging to Edward Everitt, late 19th century. National Museum of Australia.
Toy theatre

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Thursday 23 April 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one hour sessions.

Play with plays

Imagine putting on a miniature play in your living room, complete with sets, scripts, costumes and characters. School holiday visitors can bring their stories to life on the stage by making a toy theatre, inspired by the one on show in our Journeys gallery.

Toy theatres were a popular form of family entertainment and storytelling in the 1800s. Every object in the Museum has a story to tell and this activity encourages children to tell the story of one of their favourite objects in their own mini toy theatre.

Children can also work with puppeteer Marianne Mettes from PuppetOOdle to help her bring some of the Museum’s toy theatre stories to a bigger stage.

Weekdays 13–24 April

Cost: $3 children, adults free, children on Friends full membership free.

Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Marianne Mettes
Marianne Mettes

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Friday 24 April 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one hour sessions.

Play with plays

Imagine putting on a miniature play in your living room, complete with sets, scripts, costumes and characters. School holiday visitors can bring their stories to life on the stage by making a toy theatre, inspired by the one on show in our Journeys gallery.

Toy theatres were a popular form of family entertainment and storytelling in the 1800s. Every object in the Museum has a story to tell and this activity encourages children to tell the story of one of their favourite objects in their own mini toy theatre.

Children can also work with puppeteer Marianne Mettes from PuppetOOdle to help her bring some of the Museum’s toy theatre stories to a bigger stage.

Weekdays 13–24 April

Cost: $3 children, adults free, children on Friends full membership free.

Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Broadbean Catering

Anzac Day breakfast

Saturday 25 April 2015, 6:30am to 2:30pm

The Museum Cafe
Open for breakfast from 6.30am Anzac Day.
The Home Front exhibition also open early from 8am.
Bookings essential (02) 6208 5179

10% of Broadbean Catering sales on the day will be donated to the RSL's ANZAC Appeal.
Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

CANCELLED: PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Saturday 25 April 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.

More on the PS Enterprise

Free

Peninsula tales - Acton tour

Peninsula tales

Saturday 25 April 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.

View more information about the tour

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.

Peninsula tales - Acton tour

Peninsula tales

Sunday 26 April 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.

View more information about the tour

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.

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