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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 2021 Australian of the Year Awards Celebrate 8 inspirational Australians.
Daily, 9am – 5pm, free A Portrait of Australia Discover the bush, the outback, the coast and the people who live there.


Take a moment to share your COVID-19 and 2019–20 bushfire experiences as we record how Australians adapt in times of great change.

Share your story on Momentous
Weekdays 11–22 January 2021 Summer school holiday fun
Tuesday 26 January 2021, 10am–1.30pm January 26 at the Museum
Online only, 28 January 2021 Live at the Museum — The Message

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
Sharing Momentous stories

Learn how sharing stories helps capture a complex and nuanced picture of the world we live in today.

From the vault — achievements

To kick off 2021 we look back at some of Australia’s big crowning achievements that have shaped who we are.

Recording Cyclone Tracy

Go behind the scenes of our new environmental history gallery and explore Diane Hunter's experience of Cyclone Tracy.

Historic Canberra album donated to the National Museum

An album of historic photographs featuring early views of Canberra has been donated by the family of former Greens MLA Meredith Hunter.

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