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Until 17 Feb 2019 2019 Australian of the Year Explore objects of personal significance to inspirational Australians.
Until 24 Feb 2019 Bush Mechanics See the broken-down cars and hear stories of ingenious repairs.
Daily First Australians Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture.

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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Antarctic ship makes ground at Museum

See Brickman Ryan McNaught’s wonderful new model icebreaker LEGO ship on display in our Gandel Atrium.

DreamWorks Animation

Iconic characters from DreamWorks Animation’s most celebrated films will feature in a new interactive exhibition opening at the National Museum in September 2019.

Acquiring a thylacine pelt

Discover the intriguing story behind the newly-acquired thylacine pelt on show at the Museum until mid-May 2019.

Stories from the People’s Walk

Read Nick and Mary Karvelas’ story — one of many heartfelt stories coming to life through our People’s Walk fundraising campaign.

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