Where to find us
Canberra ACT 2601
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.