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Daily, 9am–5pm, book now, free Endeavour Voyage Explore the Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians. Tickets are timed.
Daily, 9am–5pm, free Gandel Atrium Discover objects large and small in this stunning architectural space.
Daily, 9am – 5pm, free Talking Blak to History See extraordinary works and hear the voices of Australia’s first peoples.

Australia's Defining Moments Digital Classroom

Explore our pioneering digital resource, taking Australian history into classrooms around the country, in partnership with Gandel Philanthropy.

Tasting Australia with Adam Shipp

Take a seasonal tour of our new Forecourt Garden.

Host talks

Join a free host talk in our exhibitions, Forecourt Garden or the Garden of Australian Dreams.

Family activities

Follow a family trail and see what you can find along the way.


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 videos about our collection and exhibitions on YouTube.
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

Explore our exhibitions, experiences and events online and in Canberra 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.

Search our collection
National Museum launches pioneering online education initiative

Australian Defining Moments Digital Classroom is an innovative teaching and learning website.

Djinama Yilaga

Learn about the Four Winds Koori Choir who have written a song in Dhurga in response to the devastating 2020 bushfires.

From the vault — communications

Look at examples of communication technologies and how they have shaped Australia.

Sydney 2000 anniversary

Join us in commemorating 20 years since the Sydney Olympics with a display of objects in the Gandel Atrium until later this year.

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