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National Museum of Australia, Canberra | From 23 May 2022 | Free

Travel across the Australian continent – and be among the first visitors to road-test our new Great Southern Land gallery experience.

Discover the powerful natural and cultural forces that create and shape life in Australia, trace its seasonal rhythms and connections and explore its incredible diversity. More than 2,100 objects and rich multi-sensory experiences show how our continent has changed over time and how those changes can guide us in the future.

Artists impression of a gallery space, with several large killer whale sculptures suspended from the ceiling, and various people looking at objects and a screen showing footage of a whale.

Artist's impression of the Great Southern Land gallery

Visitors can walk among majestic bunya tree sculptures, interact with our 3D-animated platypus and add their special place to a giant illuminated map.

Great Southern Land is the National Museum of Australia’s most significant gallery development since its opening in 2001. The gallery will be formally opened later in 2022.

The Museum has worked with partners including First Nations communities across Australia, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience Australia.

Great Southern Land was designed by Local Projects, global leaders in experience design, based in New York.

Event Object Club – Tour of Great Southern Land Time: 10.30am–3pm Date: Friday 24 June 2022 Ticket information: Free Ticket information: Book tickets

10.30–11.30am and 2pm–3pm
Join Curator, Dr Martha Sear, for a tour of our new Great Southern Land gallery. Great Southern Land invites guests to reimagine their relationship to this vast, vibrant land and showcases over 2,100 objects from our collection. Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends

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