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  • Free general admission
Daily, 9am – 5pm, free Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion Celebrate art, history and culture.
Daily, 9am – 5pm, free The Trevor Kennedy Collection: Highlights See the highlights exhibition from this peerless collection of stunning artworks, jewellery, ceramics and furniture.
Daily, 9am – 5pm, free Talking Blak to History See extraordinary works and hear the voices of Australia’s first peoples.


Take a moment to share your COVID-19 and 2019–20 bushfire experiences as we record how Australians adapt in times of great change.

See Momentous stories
Daily, 10–11am and 2–3pm Building and architecture tour
Friends exclusive, 30 April 2021 Object Club – Kennedy Collection Highlights
5 May 2021, bookings essential, costs apply Toddler fun aboard PS Enterprise

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.

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
Trevor Kennedy's extraordinary collection

Read the story behind Trevor’s inspired collecting and a curator’s delight at exploring his private museum.

From the vault – cycling

Take a look at some of the Museum’s historical bicycles and explore their fascinating stories.

Free digital resources for teachers and students

Explore Australia's Defining Moments Digital Classroom – a free resource for the classroom of today and tomorrow.

20 years young

Read Director Mathew Trinca's reflections on two decades of the National Museum at Acton.

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