Skip to content
  • Open today 9am–5pm
  • Free general admission
Now showing DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition Go behind the scenes of DreamWorks Animation’s most popular films.
Daily First Australians Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture.
Daily Landmarks Discover Australia’s environmental history.

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.

Search our collection
Early animation

Explore some of our optical toys and early animation devices on display in the Gandel Atrium.

Closure of Uluru climb

Learn about the closure of the famous climb up Uluru, previously known as Ayers Rock.

Global Climate Strike

Discover how three Museum curators became part of the largest climate mobilisation in history.

Can I play too?

Explore how the National Museum builds inclusive digital experiences.

Return to Top