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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

Stunning architecture and spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin combine to create the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or an afternoon tea escape with friends.

The entrance to the National Museum of Australia

The National Museum of Australia has temporarily closed its doors to the public, from midday Monday 23 March until further notice.  Please read our statement regarding coronovirus for more information.


Broadbean Catering is the Museum’s exclusive caterer, with a reputation for delicious food and outstanding service.

Broadbean sources local produce, with menus designed to match the season. Choose from a selection of our delicious locally-made cakes and pastries, seasonal light meals and daily specials. Sit indoors, on the deck or relax in one of our comfortable lounge chairs. Take advantage of our free wi-fi and mobile recharge station.


We welcome bookings for groups of six or more:

Venue hire

The Museum Cafe is an impressive setting for your corporate event or cocktail reception. High ceilings combine with expansive windows and access to the outdoor deck and balcony are available on request. Venue hire and rates

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