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Endeavour Voyage

Daily, 9am – 5pm, free

Explore this free landmark exhibition. Tickets are timed to assist in social distancing.

Gandel Atrium

Daily, 9am – 5pm, free

Discover objects large and small in our stunning Gandel Atrium.


Weekdays, 9am–3pm
Weekends, 9am–4pm

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or coffee from award-winning Broadbean Catering.


Daily, 9am – 5pm

Instore or online, where everything we sell has a story to tell.

Plan your visit

Getting here, parking, booking details, visitor and safety information and more.

Watch, listen, read

Watch Live at the Museum See what’s new with our exhibitions, upcoming digital programs and more.
Listen Audio on demand Listen to expert speakers on history, heritage, culture and the environment.
Read Stories Explorer Read Defining Moments, blog articles, collection highlights and more.

The Museum from home

See our upcoming digital programs and what's new on our website as we continue to bring our nation’s unique and remarkable stories to life online.

Our collection

At the heart of the National Museum of Australia is our National Historical Collection, more than 210,000 objects which represent Australia’s history and cultural heritage.

Discover our collection
From the vault — Songlines

Trace the journey of the Seven Sisters across the Australian desert.

From the vault — disease

Learn about the impact of earlier infectious diseases in Australia.

From the vault — medicine

Explore pioneering moments in medicine.

From the vault — dresses

Take an inside look at dresses held in the Museum’s collections.

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