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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.

The collection helps us to build connections between objects, memory, imagination and lived experience – across cultures, across communities and across time.

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Collection highlights Take a deep dive and learn more about some of our most interesting objects.
About our collection Learn about the history of our collection, our acquisitions, policies and donations.
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