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The National Museum of Australia reopens on 2 June 2020. See Plan your visit for important visitor and safety information.

  • Open
  • Free general admission

Teachers and students are also welcome to explore the Museum independently.

On-site school programs and visits are temporarily unavailable. We are still taking bookings for 2021 and beyond. We hope re-opening dates for 2020 school visits will be available soon.

Teacher-guided visits are free but bookings are essential. Please book as early as you can. Costs apply for Museum experiences, which must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Plan your visit with our ready-to-go risk management plan.

Museum experiences

Unpack the Museum

3–6, 120 mins, $1
A selection of one of two bags, each filled with activities, games and object-handling that will help the Museum come alive for students.


F–6, 30 to 70 mins, $3
Students build their own time-travelling robot and blast off to explore one of eight mystery scenes from Australia’s past.

Teacher-guided programs

Conversation Cards

A series of prompts to encourage discussion between students and teachers in our galleries.

Highlights for Young Historians

A student discovery trail explores well-known highlights and some unexpected gems.

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