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New memberships

Become a Museum Friend now and receive a free ticket to DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition plus other exclusive offers and discounts.

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Membership benefits

  • Discounted entry to major exhibitions
  • Exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes tours of major exhibitions
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop and the Museum Cafe
  • Exclusive Friends-only events
  • Mkids 3 to 12 years free or discounted entry to exhibitions and school holiday activities
  • Subscription to The Museum magazine (one magazine per membership)
  • Access to the Friends lakeside lounge
  • Regular Friends updates and special offers
  • Free Museum Highlights tours

Join the Museum Friends Car Club

Reciprocal benefits

Present your National Museum of Australia Friends card to access benefits at these venues:

Australian Museum

  • Free general admission for members who reside outside NSW
  • 10% discount at the shop and rooftop cafe
  • Access to the members lounge

Australian National Maritime Museum

  • Free or discounted entry to major ticketed exhibitions
  • 10% discount at the shop and cafe
  • Access to the members lounge with complimentary refreshments

Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences — Powerhouse Museum

  • Free general admission
  • Access to the members lounge with complimentary refreshments

Museum of Tropical Queensland

  • 10% discount on general entry
  • 10% discount in museum shop

Museums Victoria

  • Free general admission to Museums Victoria Museums including: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks (excluding touring exhibitions), IMAX Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building events, Melbourne Planetarium and Lightning Room.

    *Offer only available to members residing outside of Victoria.

Art Gallery of Western Australia

  • Access to members lounge

South Australian Museum

  • 50% off major ticketed exhibitions
  • 10% discount at shop and cafe  

    *Offer only available to members residing outside of South Australia.

Membership renewals and updates

We're thrilled to have launched the Museum Friends Car Club. To renew existing memberships, join the Car Club, or update your details please visit us in the Friends Lounge or phone +61 2 6208 5108 (weekdays).

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