Canberra's Moon Rock Trail
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Canberra locals and visitors can embark on a voyage of discovery on a special Moon Rock Trail from Friday, 5 July 2019.
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Canberra's Moon Rock Trail
50th anniversary of moon landing — historic objects on display
A fragment of moon rock, a satellite tracking console and a 1969 lunch menu are among the intriguing objects on display as part the National Museum of Australia’s Tracking Apollo: 50 Years since the Moon Landing exhibit which opens in Canberra 1 July.
Vale Dr William Jonas
It is with great sadness that we learned about the passing of Dr William Jonas AM.
National Museum commissions major works by acclaimed Tjanpi Desert Weavers
A series of eight life-sized figures created by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers from the remote Central and Western deserts will go on display at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, from 25 May to 4 August 2019.
National Museum of Australia acquires historic Douglas Mawson medicine chest
A medicine chest supplied to Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911–14 has been donated to the National Museum of Australia by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.
Eight intriguing objects will inspire creative workshops in multiple mediums
Creative workshops in a studio setting are part of a bold new approach taken by the National Museum of Australia which will focus on eight carefully chosen objects from its collection.
Exhibition from National Museum of China showcases treasures
This enchanting exhibition will explore the grand historical sweep of Chinese art and calligraphy traditions and extend the cultural ties between the two nations, at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.
Exquisite rock paintings captured in cutting-edge photographic prints
A ground-breaking exhibition which brings striking Indigenous rock art alive with large contemporary high definition photographs, has opened at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.
National Museum of Australia displays record-breaking Sundowner car
Covered in Middle-Eastern sand and South-East Asian mud from its amazing record-setting journey from London to Melbourne in 1927, the Sundowner overland vehicle is on display at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.
Beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation are coming to Canberra
The National Museum is excited to announce DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition which will open in Canberra on 19 September 2019.
Rare thylacine skin joins National Museum of Australia’s collection
One of the best preserved Tasmanian tiger skins in the world has been acquired by the National Museum of Australia.
National Museum of Australia brings Antarctica to Canberra with new virtual reality experience
In a ground breaking first-ever 360-degree virtual reality depiction of the stunning southern continent, The Antarctica Experience is being officially launched today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.