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Get Messy, at IDay, with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 3 December 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Our popular Get Messy program for pre-school children and their grandparents is on again in December. This month we will be joining in the fun activities of IDay. Meet us in the Friends Lounge for a story with Helen before we join other guests to celebrate IDay in the Main Hall

Cost: Free
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Friends Lounge and Main Hall

International Day of People with Disability

Wednesday 3 December 2014, 10:00am to 2:00pm

The National Museum of Australia is proudly celebrating International Day of People with Disability 2014 with a spectacular schools program. The program features music, dance and theatre performances inspired by our new exhibition Spirited: Australia's Horse Story. All activities are inclusive, accessible and multi-sensory. Food will be available from a BBQ in the amphitheatre and the Museum Cafe. 

View more information on the program

If your group or school is interested in joining in on the fun, contact Suzie or Jilda at accessprograms@nma.gov.au for more information or to register your interest.

Museum Friends shopping night

Friday 5 December 2014, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Museum Friends only

Join us for a complimentary glass of champagne and light refreshments before taking advantage of a 30 per cent discount* throughout the Museum Shop.

If you are not a Museum Friends member, please call us on (02) 6208 5141 to join and take advantage of this and many other benefits.

* no holds or laybys; does not apply to already discounted items.

Booking essential on the Eventbrite website

Exterior of the Museum Cafe at night.
Photo: Adam McGrath.

The Museum Bar (over 18s only)

Thursday 11 December 2014, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Right at the water's edge, this is the best location in Canberra for after work drinks! The Museum Shop will be open and offering 25 per cent off store wide (excluding already discounted items).

Strictly 18+ years
Free entry
National Museum of Australia

More on the Museum Bar

New members welcome tour

Friday 12 December 2014, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Museum Friends program

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to meet staff, share a welcoming cup of tea in our members lounge and take a guided Museum Highlights tour of the Museum galleries.

Free for Museum Friends
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Meet in the Friends Lounge

Exterior of the Museum Cafe at night.
Photo: Adam McGrath.

The Museum Bar (over 18s only)

Thursday 18 December 2014, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Right at the water's edge, this is the best location in Canberra for after work drinks! The Museum Shop will be open and offering 25 per cent off store wide (excluding already discounted items).

Strictly 18+ years
Free entry
National Museum of Australia

More on the Museum Bar

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