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Until 26 April 2021 | Free | Timed ticketing

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The story of HMB Endeavour's 1770 voyage lies at the core of the Australian nation. Explore views from the ship and shore on the 250th anniversary of the journey.

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.

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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.

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Piinpi exhibition opens in Canberra

See Australia’s first major survey of contemporary Indigenous textiles and fashion.

From the vault – International Women’s Day
Celebrate some of our favourite pioneering women and the extraordinary moments in Australian history that have shaped our lives.
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.

From the vault – Mardi Gras

Explore highlights from our collection, a defining moment in Australian history and a thought-provoking discussion about LGBTQIA+ politics.

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