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The National Museum of Australia's online partnership with Google Australia brings the Museum's objects and galleries to the world on Google Arts & Culture.

Sport in Australia

Google Arts & Culture together with over 30 renowned institutions across Australia brings the rich history of Australia’s sporting culture and heritage to the world in Great Sporting Land, an interactive online project launched in August 2019.

Explore Sport in Australia for highlights of the Museum's sporting collections that tell the stories of great sporting moments and what they reveal about our nation.

Virtual tours and interactive exhibits

The National Museum has had a presence on the Google Arts & Culture site (previously the Google Cultural Institute) since March 2015. Our previous project brought together 177 objects from our collection, with two interactive exhibits highlighting the Basedow collection and the Convict Love Tokens. It also includes virtual tours of our front and back exterior spaces and the interior of the Landmarks gallery.

Take a Google virtual tour

Take a virtual walk-through and explore selected objects in detail in this immersive snapshot of the Museum's galleries and exhibition spaces. Some galleries and objects have changed since the Google Street View capture in 2015.

Institutional lenders

The National Museum of Australia gratefully acknowledges the support provided by many private and institutional lenders to the Museum’s permanent gallery displays.

Learn about frontier life in A Different Time

See photographer and explorer Herbert Basedow's poignant images of frontier life in Australia in the early 20th century.

Explore convict love tokens

See highlights from the Museum's collection of convict love tokens — rare convict mementos engaved with messages of affection for loved ones.

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