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

Event Museum Friends Christmas shopping

9am to 5pm, Friday 26 to Sunday 28 November 2021
Get a stress-free start to your Christmas shopping. Join us for our popular Friends shopping event and receive an exclusive 30% discount for Friends members instore and online. Email for the discount code if you're shopping online.

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

Ancient Greeks offer

Join today or renew your membership and receive one free ticket to our Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes exhibition. To celebrate our 20th birthday, we are also offering a 20% discount on a 2-year membership, until 31 December 2021.

Tailor your membership

Purchase an Exhibition membership upgrade to receive unlimited entry to exhibitions including Ancient Greeks, opening on 17 December 2021.

Exhibition memberships are an additional $50 per adult annually. Car Club memberships are an extra $15 per adult annually.

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.

Renew your membership

While we are updating our online booking system, please renew your membership or update your details by:

  • visiting the Friends Lounge, 9.30am to 4.30pm weekdays
  • visiting the Information Desk on weekends
  • phoning +61 2 6208 5108
  • emailing

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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