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Daily, 9am–5pm, book now, free Endeavour Voyage Explore the Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians. Tickets are timed.
Daily, 9am–5pm, free Gandel Atrium Discover objects large and small in this stunning architectural space.
Daily, 9am – 5pm, free Talking Blak to History See extraordinary works and hear the voices of Australia’s first peoples.

Rare Australian treasures

Discover the renowned Trevor Kennedy collection of Australian historical and decorative arts, acquired by the Museum in 2020.

Tasting Australia with Adam Shipp

Take a seasonal tour of our new Forecourt Garden.

Host talks

Join a free host talk in our exhibitions, Forecourt Garden or the Garden of Australian Dreams.

Family activities

Join our Spring school holiday activities.


Instore or online, where everything we sell has a story to tell.

Plan your visit

Getting here, parking, booking details, visitor and safety information and more.

Watch, listen, read

Watch Live at the Museum See videos about our collection and exhibitions 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.

The Museum from home

Explore our exhibitions, experiences and events online and in Canberra as we continue to bring our nation’s unique and remarkable stories to life online.

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.

Discover our collection
Sydney 2000 anniversary

Join us in commemorating 20 years since the Sydney Olympics with a display of objects in the Gandel Atrium until later this year.

Knowing Plants — the story behind the scenes

Discover Indigenous perspectives and facts about native plants collected during Endeavour’s 1770 voyage, in our new online feature.

From the vault — Rome: City and Empire

Revisit the exhibition and dive back into all things Rome online.

What the Colonists Never Knew

What the Colonists Never Knew: A History of Aboriginal Sydney, by Dennis Foley and Peter Read, reveals 200 years of hidden history.

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