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, communities and time.
Explore our collection
Australia’s diplomatic history is being documented in a collecting program by the National Museum in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Discover stunning artworks, furniture, jewellery and ceramics – part of the Museum’s largest and most significant acquisition to date.
Banner image: Glass eyes in box (detail), made by Paul McClarin. National Museum of Australia
Collection Explorer image: Yumari, 1981, Uta Uta Tjangala, Papunya, Central Australia, painting on linen, 367 x 227 cm. National Museum of Australia