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Tours

If you want to make the most of your visit to the National Museum of Australia or you have limited time, guided tours are ideal. Each tour is personalised and run by a trained Visitor Services Host. Your host knows all about the Museum's exhibitions and can share engaging background information with you during your tour.

A host with a group of visitors.
A host with visitors in the Garden of Australian Dreams. Photo: Lannon Harley.

The Ultimate Museum Experience

Enjoy the ultimate Museum experience with your choice of guided tour and a meal and glass of wine from our stunning waterfront cafe.

Available daily. Tour times 10am, 1pm and 3pm
Cost: $35 per person
Tickets available at the Museum or book online on the Eventbrite website.

Host talks

Free

Daily

Enjoy a free ten-minute talk focusing on some of the highlights from the Museum's collections or the symbolism of the Garden of Australian Dreams. Ask at the Information desk on arrival for the talk topics and times for that day.

Museum highlights

Guided tour – fees apply

Daily: 10am and 1pm

This guided tour provides visitors with an overall impression of each of the Museum's exhibitions. It offers an excellent general introduction to the National Museum of Australia. Fees apply.

First Australians

Guided tour – fees apply

Daily at 3pm

This is a guided tour through the First Australians gallery. It provides an insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' history, cultures, spirituality and connections to country. The tour is designed to give you an insight into Australia's Indigenous history. Fees apply.

Open collections

Self-guided tour – free

Open for self-guided tours 15 minutes on the hour, 10am to 4pm daily

Open Collections is a part of the First Australians gallery that gives visitors a special 'behind the scenes' glimpse of more than 2000 objects from the National Museum of Australia's Indigenous collections. First Australians gallery. Free.

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Circa

Free

Daily

Circa is a rotating theatre located at the entry to the National Museum of Australia's galleries. It provides visitors with a 16-minute audiovisual experience that takes them on a journey through Australia's past and introduces them to the National Museum's collections.

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Cost of guided tours

Adult: $10

Concession: $8 (seniors, students, pensioner card holders)

Children: $5 (aged 5 to 16 years)

Family: $25 (2 adults and up to 4 children)

For more information or to discuss your specific requirements please telephone (02) 6208 5006.

Check our online Calendar regularly for the most up-to-date information on other activities and programs.