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The National Museum of Australia brings to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events

Enhance your Egypt experience

Self-guided tours

Take a free self-guided audio or Auslan tour.

Egypt exhibition catalogue

Buy your copy of our Discovering Ancient Egypt catalogue.

Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre

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

Tours and experiences

Take a guided tour, try our virtual reality experiences or join a free host talk.

Tony Armstrong's Extra-Ordinary Things

Discover more about the new ABC TV series and Museum exhibition coming soon.

2024 Encounters Fellowships

We're excited to welcome six new Encounters Fellows as they begin their professional development opportunity with the Museum.

New director appointed to National Museum of Australia

Katherine Ms McMahon's appointment has been welcomed by Council Chair Ben Maguire AM.

Tips for Discovering Ancient Egypt

Read curator Craig Middleton's top tips for visiting our stunning Egypt exhibition in Canberra.

Warakurna online learning resource

Check out our free version 9 Australian Curriculum classroom activities for students from Foundation to Year 10.

Museum statement on asbestos

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

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