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The National Museum of Australia brings to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events

Until 5 Nov 23, free Voyage
Daily, free Breathing Space
Until 18 Feb 24, free Belonging
Until 15 April 24, free Material World

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The Antarctica Experience VR

Explore a day in the life of Antarctic scientists in this immersive virtual reality adventure. Various dates, costs apply.

Beyond the Milky Way VR

Journey to the edge of the universe in this 360-degree virtual reality experience. Various dates, costs apply.

Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre

Open daily, bookings essential. Free for those with Friends memberships.

Guided tours

Enhance your Museum experience by taking a guided tour.  Daily, costs apply.

Discovering Ancient Egypt coming soon

Explore the history and culture of ancient Egypt in this must-see exhibition opening on 15 December.

Betty is back

Open these school holidays for coffee and snacks, located in the Garden of Australian Dreams.

Aerial view of a modern building on a peninsula surrounded by a lake.

Access to the Museum via road and paved pedestrian path remains unchanged while the NCA works to remove small pieces of asbestos.

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Annual Appeal 2023

Make a donation to our new sound installation for the Garden of Australian Dreams.


Join for free Discovery Centre entry and discounts for major exhibitions and in our Shop.

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