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About the awards
Until 28 February 2015
This exhibition pays tribute to the eight extraordinary Australians chosen as the 2015 Australian of the Year finalists. Free.
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
Until 9 March 2015
Explores how horses have helped to enrich our lives, built our society and shaped our environment. Fees apply.
Warlpiri Drawings
Until 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

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia
Brisbane, Queensland Museum, 29 November 2014 to 8 June 2015
Explore the history of cycling in Australia in this travelling exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia.
Convict love token
Sydney, Macquarie Group Limited, from 15 September 2014, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
This exhibition highlights Governor Macquarie's lasting contribution to social reform, exploration and urban development in Australia and New South Wales.
Warakurna exhibition
Port Pirie, Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, 19 December 2014 to 26 January 2015
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.