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The Museum reopens on 29 Oct 21. See Plan your visit

The Museum was designed by architects Ashton Raggatt McDougall and Robert Peck von Hartel Trethowan and opened at Acton in 2001.

Visitors enter under a gigantic sculptural loop linking Canberra to Uluru, before entering the Gandel Atrium, a great light and open space with a ceiling like a huge rope knot seen from the inside. It is a metaphor for the strands that tie Australians together as a nation, the weaving together of lives and stories. More on our building

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