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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

Enhance your Egypt experience

Self-guided tours

Take a free self-guided audio or Auslan tour.

Egypt exhibition catalogue

Buy your copy of our Discovering Ancient Egypt catalogue.

Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre

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

Tours and experiences

Take a guided tour, try our virtual reality experiences or join a free host talk.

Mr Squiggle lands at the National Museum

The Norman Hetherington collection, which includes beloved children’s television puppet Mr Squiggle, has landed in Canberra after being acquired by the National Museum.

Return of the Gweagal Spears

The La Perouse Aboriginal community has been reunited with four spears taken by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770. We are honoured to assist the community with the long-term care of the spears.

Tony Armstrong's Extra-Ordinary Things

Discover more about the new ABC TV series and Museum exhibition coming soon.

2024 Encounters Fellowships

We're excited to welcome six new Encounters Fellows as they begin their professional development opportunity with the Museum.

New director appointed to National Museum of Australia

Katherine Ms McMahon's appointment has been welcomed by Council Chair Ben Maguire AM.

Museum statement on asbestos

Access to the Museum via road and paved pedestrian path remains unchanged while the NCA undertakes remediation as a precautionary public safety measure.

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Your valued donation helps to develop and protect our collection and deliver education programs and exhibitions in Australia and overseas.


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