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  • Free general admission


  • 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

Membership groups

Individual and group

Take advantage of all of our member benefits and include up to nine people as you build your own membership group.

Cost: $45 for individual membership

You can then add:

  • $15 per additional adult
  • $5 per additional child (3–16 years only)
  • free for under-3s

Note: memberships are paid annually.

Mkids – for children 3 to 12

Exclusively for children in membership groups with free entry to exhibitions and discounted school holiday activities.

Cost: $5

Join Museum Friends

Love the National Museum? Join Museum Friends and show your support for our collection and exhibitions.

Gift membership

Are you searching for a unique gift for a special occasion? Share our passion for history and heritage with an individual or group gift membership.

To purchase please phone 6208 5108 (business hours) or email

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 National 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.

Contact us

Membership enquiries: weekdays
Phone +61 2 6208 5108

Bookings: weekdays
Phone +61 2 6208 5021

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