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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, book now, free Endeavour Voyage Explore the Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians. Tickets are timed.


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
Daily, 10–11am and 2–3pm Building and architecture tour
Weekdays 6–16 April 2021 Autumn school holiday fun
Wednesday 21 April 2021 Brewing tales at Capital Brewing Co.

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.

Search our collection
From the vault – cycling

Take a look at some of the Museum’s historical bicycles and explore their fascinating stories.

Free digital resources for teachers and students

Explore Australia's Defining Moments Digital Classroom – a free resource for the classroom of today and tomorrow.

20 years young

Read Director Mathew Trinca's reflections on two decades of the National Museum at Acton.

A career on thick ice

Learn about the ice core drill, used by glaciologist and climate scientist Vin Morgan, that will feature in the Museum's new environmental history gallery.

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