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Friends enjoy exclusive access to our monthly Object Club and Time Traveller's Book Club. Our Friends Car Club special interest group is also exclusive to Friends and costs $15 per adult annually.

Object Club

Join us on the last Friday of each month as one of our Museum curators, conservators or other expert staff share their deep understanding of an object or exhibition. Object Club is free and exclusive to Friends. Bookings essential.

Event Object Club – Haunting artist talk with Vic McEwan Time: 10.30am–11.30am Date: Friday, March 31, 2023 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Haunting, created by the Museum’s 2015 artist-in-residence Vic McEwan, is an exhibition honouring the Murrumbidgee River and its communities through large-scale photography and video works. Join Vic in this special talk to hear how Museum objects were projected onto the places connected with their stories. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends

Time Traveller's Book Club

Our Time Traveller’s Book Club is hosted by the Friends team on the last Tuesday of each month. Book Club is free and exclusive to Friends. Bookings essential.

Read Vale Mike Smith, Dr Mathew Trinca’s statement on the passing of our dear friend and former Book Club host.

Time Traveller's Book Club – The Iliad Time: 11am–12pm Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Join us in the Friends Lounge to delve into a tale that is almost 3,000 years old. Stanley Lombardo’s translation of one of the greatest descriptions of ancient warfare combines performance and scholarship in a fascinating form. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends

Reading list

Dip into our Time Traveller's Book Club list of upcoming titles at your own pace.

  • April 2023 – Otherlands: A World in the Making, 2022, by Thomas Halliday
  • May 2023 – Chiang Kai-Shek: An Unauthorized Biography, 2015, by Emily Hann
  • June 2023 – The Boer War, 2012, by Martin Bossenbroek
  • July 2023 – The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginnings of England, 2021, by Marc Morris
  • August 2023 – Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilisation, 2010, by Paul Kriwaczek

Friends Car Club

Get in the fast lane and join our Friends Car Club to get up close and personal with motoring icons from across the globe, including Jack Brabham's BT23A-1 Repco V8, the Australian Six and the Bentley ‘S’ Series 3 used by Sir Robert Menzies.

Colour photograph of people inspecting car engines with their bonnets propped open at a car show.

Friends Car Club

Friends Car Club is a special interest group available exclusively to Friends. It costs $15 per adult per year. Benefits include:

  • Experiencing the Museum’s historic car collection and feasting your eyes on cars not currently on display.
  • Enjoying tailored events relating to the Museum’s vehicle collection.
  • Hearing about important collection updates and acquisitions throughout the year.
  • Priority access to any vehicle-related events at the Museum.

To join, please call Friends on +61 2 6208 5108 or email

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