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Daily, 9am – 5pm, free Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion Celebrate art, history and culture.
Daily, 9am – 5pm, free Talking Blak to History See extraordinary works and hear the voices of Australia’s first peoples.
Daily, 9am – 5pm, free Gandel Atrium Discover objects large and small in this stunning architectural space.


Take a moment to share your COVID-19 and 2019–20 bushfire experiences as we record how Australians adapt in times of great change.

See Momentous stories
Weekdays 28 June – 9 July 2021 Winter school holiday fun
Tuesday 27 July 2021 Knot my birthday

The Museum from home

Explore our exhibitions, experiences and events online and in Canberra as we continue to bring our nation’s unique and remarkable stories to life.

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.

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Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre

Read about Tim and Gina Fairfax's support for the development of our new dedicated children’s play and education space.

David Jones and Peter Yu receive Order of Australia awards

The Museum congratulates Council Chair David Jones and former Council member Professor Peter Yu on their Order of Australia awards.

From the vault – Springfield

Rediscover one of the largest collections donated to the Museum and learn about the life and times of one family and their merino sheep property.

Museum welcomes Tracey Whiting appointment to Council

The National Museum of Australia welcomes the appointment of Ms Tracey Whiting AM to the Museum’s Council.

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