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The Antarctica Experience

Explore a day in the life of Antarctic scientists in this immersive virtual reality adventure. Various dates, costs apply.

Beyond the Milky Way

Journey to the edge of the universe in this 360-degree virtual reality experience. Various dates, costs apply.

Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre

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

Environmental Sustainability Action Plan

The Museum's inaugural Environmental Sustainability Action Plan commits it to reducing its carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.

National Museum of Australia and Museums Victoria repatriate Japanese Ainu remains

The Museum is humbled and honoured to be able to help return these remains to Japan.

Museum council commends Director Dr Mathew Trinca

Dr Mathew Trinca AM has announced he will step down in early 2024, after 10 years at the helm.

Prime Minister opens Walking through a Songline

Prime Minister the Hon Anthony Albanese MP recently launched Walking through a Songline in Phnom Penh.

Aerial view of The National Museum of Australia on Acton Peninsula, Canberra.

Access to the Museum via road and paved pedestrian path remains unchanged while the NCA works to remove small pieces of asbestos.

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Annual Appeal 2023

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