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.
The ultimate Museum experience
Enjoy the ultimate Museum experience with your choice of a personalised tour, then take time to relax in our stunning waterfront cafe with a glass of wine and your choice of meal from our menu.
You can choose either a Museum highlights tour or a First Australians tour to include in your package.
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Acton Peninsula walking tours
Join your guide Catherine in the year 1947, as she shares her experiences, memories and stories of the Acton Peninsula on this one-hour walking tour.
10.30am – 11.30am
Thursday, 9 January and Saturday, 18 January
Thursday, 6 February; Saturday, 15 February; and Friday, 21 February
Thursday, 6 March; Saturday, 15 March; and Friday, 21 March
Cost: Adults $10. Concession $8.
Numbers are limited.
Bookings essential. Book online through Eventbrite
Group bookings by arrangement. Telephone (02) 6208 5021 to discuss your requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cost of guided tours
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.