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  • Open 9am–5pm
  • Free general admission

Join Museum Friends to receive exclusive benefits, from as little as $45 a year.

Where to find us

Friends Lounge
Lawson Cres, Acton Peninsula
Canberra ACT 2601

Membership enquiries

9.30am – 4.30pm weekdays
Phone +61 2 6208 5108
Email friends@nma.gov.au

Bookings

Weekdays
Phone +61 2 6208 5021

DreamWorks Animation special

Join Friends today and receive a free ticket to DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition. On show until 2 February 2020.

Membership benefits

Discounts

  • 10% off at the Museum Shop and the Museum Cafe
  • Discounted entry to major exhibitions

Exclusive offers

  • Exhibition previews and behind-the-scenes tours
  • Events including Book Club and Object Club

Free

  • Access to our Friends lakeside lounge
  • Access to Museum highlights tours
  • The Museum magazine (one per membership)
  • Regular Friends updates and other special offers

Additional members

  • Add up to five additional people to your membership
  • $15 for each extra adult
  • $5 for each extra child

Mkids offers

  • Mkids 3 to 12 years free or discounted entry to exhibitions and school holiday activities

Museum Friends Car Club

  • Get up close and personal with the Museum's historic car collection
  • Exclusive to Museum Friends
  • Members opt in for $15 a year

More on the Museum Friends Car Club

Reciprocal benefits

Australian Museum

  • Free general admission for members residing 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

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 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 SA

Present your Museum Friends card to receive these reciprocal benefits.

Update or renew your membership

Existing Museum Friends can renew or update a membership by:

  • visiting the Friends Lounge 9.30am – 4.30pm weekdays
  • Phone +61 2 6208 5108
  • Email friends@nma.gov.au
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