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  • Free general admission
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Museum Friends enjoy access to our lakeside lounge, exclusive events and discounts at our Shop and Cafe.

Event Friends Museum Highlights Tours Date: Monday 15 August 2022 Ticket information: Free Ticket information: Book tickets

11am–12.30pm or 2pm–3.30pm
New to Friends and looking for an introduction to the Museum’s galleries? Or are you a veteran Friends member looking to explore the new Great Southern Land gallery and catch up on collection display updates? Join us for an exclusive one-hour free tour. Join Friends

Event Memory, Nationalism and Australian mythology Time: 12.30pm–1.30pm Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Join Australian artist Peter Drew for this special event as he shares what drives his work. Best known for his AUSSIE poster series, Drew’s work has been exhibited at major institutions around Australia, though his most prominent work is installed on our city streets. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends

1 year
  • $45 individual
  • $15 per additional adult
  • $5 per additional child
2 years
  • $90 individual
  • $30 per additional adult
  • $10 per additional child
3 years
  • $135 individual
  • $45 per additional adult
  • $15 per additional child

Tailor your membership

Join Museum Friends today or renew your membership for special ticket prices and other benefits.

Upgrade and become an Exhibition member. For an additional $50 per year, per adult, Friends gain unlimited access to our paid exhibitions. Car Club memberships are an extra $15 per adult annually.

Connection experience

Exhibition membership includes unlimited access to the Connection immersive experience.

Membership benefits


  • 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


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

Exhibition members

  • $50 per adult annually
  • Receive free, unlimited entry to all exhibitions

Additional members

  • Add up to four additional people to your membership

Museum Friends Car Club

  • $15 per adult annually
  • Enjoy exclusive events relating to the Museum's vehicle collection

Gift memberships

  • Share your passion for history and heritage
  • A unique gift for a special occasion
  • Contact the Friends Team to purchase

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

Queensland Museum

  • Free entry to SparkLab, Sciencentre
  • 10% off at the Museum shop and cafe

Present your Museum Friends card to receive these reciprocal benefits.

Terms and conditions

  • Friends membership is valid until the expiry date printed on your membership card
  • Membership is not transferable or refundable
  • Member benefits apply only to the people listed on your membership
  • You must produce your membership card to obtain the benefit
  • Member prices, events, benefits, reciprocal arrangements and terms are subject to change at the Museum’s discretion
  • It is your responsibility to notify the Museum of any change of address or contact information
  • If your card is lost or stolen, please notify us as soon as possible to organise a replacement card
  • The Museum has no control over the reciprocal benefits offered by other museums and galleries, or special offers made by our external partners. The Museum is not responsible for any changes to benefits or offers made by those organisations.

Where to find us

Friends Lounge
Lawson Cres, Acton Peninsula
Canberra ACT 2601

Membership enquiries

9.30am to 4.30pm weekdays
Phone +61 2 6208 5108


Phone +61 2 6208 5021

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