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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, free Gandel Atrium Discover objects large and small in this stunning architectural space.


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, costs apply Building and architecture tour
12 May 2021, bookings essential, costs apply Toddler fun aboard PS Enterprise

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
Honouring bunya

Learn about the upcoming bunya tree exhibit in our new environmental history gallery opening later this year.

Trevor Kennedy's extraordinary collection

Discover the story behind Trevor’s inspired collecting and a curator’s delight at exploring his private museum.

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.

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