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Last days, 9am – 5pm, free Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion Celebrate art, history and culture.
Daily, 9am – 5pm, free Talking Blak to History See extraordinary works and hear the voices of Australia’s first peoples.
Daily, 9am – 5pm, free Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia Discover the power of the didjeridu and its meanings with the Yolngu people.


Share your COVID-19 and 2019–20 bushfire experiences as we record how Australians adapt in times of great change.

See Momentous stories
4 August 2021, costs apply Toddler fun
Daily, 10–11am and 2–3pm, costs apply Building and architecture tour

The Museum from home

Stuck in lockdown, curled up on a rainy day or not likely to visit Canberra soon? Check out these things to do in quarantine, at home or anywhere you like.

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.

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People Pops collection

Find out about visitors' thoughts and reflections on the recent Endeavour Voyage exhibition.

From the vault – sporting achievements

Discover some of Australia’s sporting achievements which have become an integral part of our culture and national identity.

Carnarvon’s emerging curators

Learn about a recent visit by two cultural workers from Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre in Western Australia.

Giant coal specimen

Read about a 2.4 tonne sample of coal from south-east Queensland that will be on show in the Museum's Great Southern Land gallery.

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