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Tours and apps

Access

Accessibility

Take a guided tour of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, with one of our hosts or try a self-guided tour or app. We welcome group bookings and offer tours in various languages.

Bookings: Tel +61 2 6208 5021 weekdays or email bookings@nma.gov.au

The ultimate Museum experience

Enjoy the ultimate experience at the National Museum, with:

  • A one hour highlights tour of the Museum – customised to suit a visitor's interests, and with a dedicated Visitors Services Host. Tour times 10am and 1pm.
  • A main course meal with a glass of wine in our stunning waterfront Museum Cafe
  • A $20 shopping voucher for the Museum Shop*

Cost: $60 per person

* Valid 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. The Museum Shop voucher applies to full-priced items, single transaction only, and cannot be redeemed for cash.

The Garden of Australian Dreams.

Guided tours

The best way to see and experience the National Museum is to take a guided tour. Our highly knowledgeable guides bring treasured objects to life by explaining the history and stories behind them. Guided tours in languages other than English are available by request. The Museum also provides private customised tours by appointment.

Museum highlights tour

Daily | 10–11am and 1–2pm

This guided tour provides an excellent introduction to the Museum, exploring highlights from our permanent galleries. Meet at the Information Desk.

Cost: $15 adult, $10 concession, $10 child, Friends full members free

First Australians Indigenous Australia tour

Daily | 3pm 

Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history, culture and connection to country. Meet at the Information Desk.

Cost: $15 adult, $10 concession and child (5+), $40 family (2 adults, 4 children), Friends full members free

Indigenous objects on display in a Museum gallery

Host talks

Enjoy a free 10-minute talk on highlights from the Museum’s collection or the symbolism of the Garden of Australian Dreams. Topics and times at the Information Desk.

Open Collections

Open Collections self-guided tour | 15 minutes on the hour | 10am to 4pm daily
Free

Open Collections in our First Australians gallery gives visitors a special ‘behind the scenes’ look at more than 2000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects in our collection.

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Apps

Enhance your Museum visit with one of our free apps:

Android available on Google Play Available on the App Store

Download apps using our free wi-fi, before your visit, or hire a device at our Information Desk.

Tourism rates and sales

We offer wholesale rates for guided tours, exhibitions and select merchandise at a discounted rate to tourism and tour operators.

Rates and sales inquiries

Tourism Development Coordinator
Tel +61 2 6208 5405
Email tourism@nma.gov.au

More on tourism rates and sales

How to book

Place exhibition wholesale ticket orders with:

Tourism Development Coordinator
Tel +61 2 6208 5405
Email tourism@nma.gov.au

For urgent tourism collection, place orders by phone.

Exhibition wholesale ticket collection or delivery

  • Orders will be processed within 48 hours (except on weekends)
  • Tickets can be collected from the Information Desk in the Atrium
  • Request dispatch by post (additional cost applies)

Payment methods

  • Set up an account with the Museum for invoicing
  • Pay by credit card

Returns and refunds

  • Exhibition wholesale ticket refunds are available for tickets returned to the Museum within five working days after the close of the exhibition
  • For guided tour ticket refunds, contact the Tourism Development Coordinator
  • Refunds are processed in 7–10 working days. Refunds for credit card payments will be made to the credit card

Terms and conditions

  • Tickets are non-transferable
  • The Museum does not accept responsibility for lost or stolen tickets
  • Concession and student customers must present valid identification as proof of eligibility
  • A ‘child’ is a person 5–16 years of age (inclusive)

Free of charge policy

  • If the product is a guided tour or exhibition entry ticket, the Museum will allow the ratio of one escort or local guide per 15 pax, to accompany the guided tour free of charge (FOC). Escorts and local guides must follow the instructions of the Museum guide.

  • If the product is a package including a meal, the above FOC ratio applies for guided tours or exhibition entry tickets. Meals are not offered FOC, and can be purchased separately on arrival.


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