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Travelling exhibitions

National and international tours

The National Museum of Australia tours its exhibitions to venues across Australia and the globe.

Australian of the Year Awards 2017

Australian of the Year Awards 2017

Personal objects chosen by the eight extraordinary 2017 Australian of the Year finalists to tell us something special about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

16 December 2016 – 12 February 2017

Freewheeling logo


A must see for cycling enthusiasts of all ages, spanning 140 years of Australian cycling history, with Cadel Evans’ Tour de France road bike.

National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 13 April 2017 – 9 July 2017

Governor Lachlan Macquarie

Governor Lachlan Macquarie

Highlighting Governor Lachlan Macquarie's lasting contribution to social reform, exploration and urban development in Australia and New South Wales.

Sydney, Macquarie Group Limited, weekdays from 15 September 2014

Red clay teapot

Happy Birthday Play School

Celebrate 50 years of the iconic ABC children's television show. See Big Ted, Jemima, the Rocket Clock, Magic Windows and more.

Cobb+Co Museum, Toowoomba, QLD, 20 March – 30 July 2017
Broken Hill Geocentre, Broken Hill, NSW, 26 August – 27 October 2017

One Road

Stunning contemporary artworks from leading Aboriginal artists including Rover Thomas and Jan Billycan.

Chiba, Tokyo, 1 October 2016 – 9 January 2017; Hokkaido, 7 April – 7 May 2017

Warakurna exhibition


Aboriginal artworks from the Western Desert depicting scenes of everyday life and people, historic and contemporary stories.

Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith, NSW, 18 February – 26 March 2017