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Where to find us

Lawson Crescent
Acton Peninsula
Canberra ACT 2601

Opening hours

9am–5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day

General admission is free

Costs apply for some exhibitions and events. A $5 donation on arrival helps us deliver world-class exhibitions and programs.

Explore the Museum in Canberra

The National Museum has been rated the top tourism destination in Canberra by Lonely Planet. A new Lonely Planet book, The Ultimate Australia Travel List, ranks the country’s top 500 unmissable experiences.

The Museum was ranked first in Canberra and came in at 48 on the national list. The other top destinations in Canberra were Namadgi National Park (65), the Australian War Memorial (68), National Arboretum (71) and National Botanic Gardens (81).

Congratulations to all the Canberra and national destinations on the list.

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The National Museum brings to life the rich stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events. Explore our exhibitions, experiences and events online and in Canberra.

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