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The National Museum of Australia reopens on 2 June 2020. See Plan your visit for important visitor and safety information.

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National Museum reopens on 2 June

Statement by National Museum director Dr Mathew Trinca.

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National Cultural Institutions reopen their doors

An open letter from the National Cultural Institutions of Canberra.

The Museum from home

We continue to bring our nation’s unique and remarkable stories to life online, while our doors in Canberra are closed.

What's new See our upcoming digital programs and what's new on our website.
Endeavour Voyage Explore our new online exhibition as we trace the 1770 voyage of the Endeavour.
Bridging the Distance Share your stories, reflections and images of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch, listen, read

Watch Live at the Museum Watch an exhibition tour and see collection favourites on YouTube.
Listen Audio on demand Listen to expert speakers on history, heritage, culture and the environment.
Read Stories Explorer Read Defining Moments, blog articles, collection highlights and more.

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Learning from home See our free, curriculum-aligned videos and education resources.
Acknowledgement of country Share this important ceremony with us.
Fun at home Check out our free instructions for kids' craft creations.

Our collection

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.

Search our collection
From the vault — Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June. Explore three significant milestones in the reconciliation journey.

From the vault — sport

Discover some of the fascinating sporting history held in the Museum's collection.

From the vault — togetherness

Explore togetherness with us as part of MuseumWeek, from making art with the Tjanpi Desert Weavers to taking a look at the founding of the United Nations.

Conservation during COVID-19

Read how research and conservation work on the oldest dress in the Museum’s collection continues when our staff are working from home.

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