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Festivals

Celebrate our exhibitions with family festivals on Australia Day and in winter at the National Museum of Australia each year.

Freewheeling family fun day

Sunday 9 July 2017, 10am–1pm

Decorate and ride your bike to the National Museum of Australia to celebrate all things wheels at our Freewheeling family fun day.

Join in on craft activities and workshops, see some awesome bikes and meet talented bike riders.

Free (some activities may involve a small charge)

Highlights from earlier festivals

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

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 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