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Festivals

Celebrate our exhibitions with family festivals at the National Museum of Australia each year.

Highlights from earlier festivals

Australia Day 2018
Inspired by Songlines and Miḏawarr │Harvest

Two females dressed in black and red clothing with a crowd of people watching on
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Freewheeling family fun day 2017
Inspired by Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia

Group portrait of men with BMX bikes
Festival photos on Flickr

Great Big Adventure festival 2016
Inspired by Happy Birthday Play School

Two women and a young girl doing a craft activity.
Festival photos on Flickr

Australia Day 2015
Inspired by Spirited


Festival photos on Flickr

NAIDOC week 2015 time lapse
Sacred Ground Installation with Helen Tiernan


Festival photos on Flickr

Australia Day festival 2017
Inspired by A History of the World in 100 Objects


Watch highlights on YouTube

Australia Day 2016
Inspired by Encounters


Festival photos on Flickr

Australia Day 2014
Inspired by Old Masters and On Country

Festival photos on Flickr

NAIDOC week 2014 time lapse
Giant dugong floor mosaic


Festival photos on Flickr


See our calendar for more fun activities for families and children