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Now showing Australian of the Year Awards 2020 Explore objects of personal significance to inspirational Australians.
Daily First Australians Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture.
Now showing Ngulla Wellamunagaa Celebrate the survival, continuity and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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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Creating the Swayn Centre for Australian Design

Learn about the new Swayn Centre for Australian Design, a curatorial centre at the Museum which will be developed over the next two years.

Why join Museum Friends

Read our insider tips on getting the most out of your Museum Friends membership.

Everyone is welcome

Discover quiet hours, our sensory map and other activities that make the Museum accessible to all.

Australian of the Year Awards 2020

See our annual exhibition of personal objects chosen by inspirational Australians including Archie Roach and Munjed Al Muderis.

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