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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.

Newcastle Museum, Newcastle, NSW, 14 June – 30 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

Warakurna exhibition


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

Western Sydney University, Rydalmere, NSW, 11 May – 18 August 2017 (closed at weekends)

Bundaberg Regional Gallery, Bundaberg, QLD, 31 August – 22 October 2017