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Lag Meta Aus: Home in the Torres Strait
From 20 June 2014
Artworks, objects and stories revealing the history and vitality of the Torres Strait. Free.
Spirited: Australia's Horse Story
11 September 2014 to 9 March 2015
Explores how horses have helped to enrich our lives, built our society and shaped our environment.
Warlpiri Drawings
15 August 2014 to 31 May 2015
This exhibition tells the story of an intriguing collection of Indigenous artworks created by Warlpiri people in Australia's Northern Territory in the 1950s and beyond. Free.

Permanent galleries

Exhibition in the Hall
Journey through Australia with treasured objects from the Museum's collection, based on the theme of travel. Free.
Circa theatre exterior
Multimedia moving theatre providing Museum visitors with an overview of the galleries, the Museum's collections and Australian history. Free.
Eternity sign
Eternity brings to life the personal stories of ordinary and extraordinary people. Free.
First Australians gallery
The First Australians gallery introduces visitors to the two Indigenous groups in Australia - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - and shows the wide diversity of languages and cultures within these groups. Free.
Australian Journeys
Explore the voyages that connect Australia to the world. Share personal stories of some of the people who have travelled to and from Australia over time. Includes some of the Museum's latest acquisitions and oldest treasures. Online interactives, video and audio programs, and education resources. Free.
Landmarks: People and Places across Australia
Landmarks is a National Museum gallery exploring a broad history of Australia through stories of places and their peoples. Free.
Old New Land gallery
The Old New Land gallery explores Australia's environmental history. Free.

Travelling exhibitions

Inside: Life in Children's Homes and Institutions exhibition
From 9 August to 16 November 2014, Queensland Museum, Brisbane
Inside features the words, voices and objects of the Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and those who experienced institutional care as children.
Warakurna exhibition
29 August to 10 December 2014, South Australian Museum, Adelaide
Warakurna: All the stories got into our minds and eyes highlights a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert, with works depicting scenes of everyday life and people, historic and contemporary stories.