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The National Museum of Australia is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Read more in our coronavirus statement

  • Closed
  • Free general admission

Where to find us

National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent
Acton Peninsula
Canberra ACT 2601

Contact details

Freecall: 1800 026 132
Phone: +61 2 6208 5000

General admission is free

Costs apply for some special exhibitions and events. A $5 donation on arrival enables us to continue delivering world-class exhibitions and programs.

Although our doors in Canberra are closed, we’re still bringing our nation’s unique and remarkable stories to life online.

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Gallery development

The National Museum is undergoing some exciting new changes as we work to build a bigger and better Museum experience for our visitors.

Plan your visit Getting here, parking, facilities for visitors, maps and more.
Shop Instore or online, where everything we sell has a story to tell.
Cafe Enjoy breakfast, lunch or coffee from award-winning Broadbean Catering.


How to access the National Museum’s building, exhibitions and events.


Enhance your Museum visit with our free app. Download before you visit or use our free wi-fi and recharge stations.

Tours and experiences

Hear the story behind special objects on a guided tour with one of our expert hosts, or try our Ultimate Museum Experience.

Forecourt Garden

Discover our new Forecourt Garden — a place of welcome, a space to rest and reflect, or play and explore.

What’s new

Explore our exhibitions, guided tours and experiences and events in Canberra.

Explore more

School visits

Book a Museum educator-led or teacher-guided visit, learn more about our curriculum-linked programs and download excursion information.


Answers to frequently asked questions about visiting the Museum, facilities for visitors and more.

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