Access to the Museum via road and paved pedestrian path remains unchanged after a fence was erected on the lakeside path. Media statement about asbestos on NCA land
Welcome. We're asking everyone to observe safety measures to help keep us all safe.
Please check the ACT's Covid-19 website before you visit and postpone if you are feeling unwell. Do not visit the Museum if you are in quarantine or self-isolation.
Onsite safety measures at the Museum
- Increased cleaning regime
- Hand sanitiser available throughout the Museum
- Visitor flow and queue management measures
- Contactless payments preferred at our Shop and Cafe
Kspace is closed. Teacher-guided visits are no longer available. Some of our spaces are closed for development.
Transport Canberra bus route 53 services the Museum on weekdays, weekends and public holidays. The bus stop is on Lennox Crossing, about 200 metres from our entrance. The Culture Loop bus has ceased.
Shared paths from the city and by Lake Burley Griffin. Bike parking is in the Christina and Trevor Kennedy Garden and near the lakeside entry.
Pick-up is at the taxi zone sign under the loop, near our main entrance.
8.30am to 5pm weekdays, $3.40 per hour or $15.50 per day. Short-stay machines accept Visa, MasterCard and coins. More on parking, including an app.
Weekends and public holidays and always for limited mobility spaces and motorbikes.
Monitored weekdays by the National Capital Authority. Check the short-stay and long-stay signs for details and contact the NCA if you receive a fine.
Accessible parking spaces for visitors with a mobility impairment and the required permit are available free of charge near our main entrance, under the loop. Coach bays 5 and 9 are suitable for coaches fitted with mobility access lifts, hoists or ramps.
At Questacon, National Library and Old Parliament House car parks. Not valid at the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery or ACT Government car parks.
Nine spaces marked ‘bus stop’ near the main entrance, with a set-down and pick-up zone near the red fire-hydrant boosters, and overflow parking on Lawson Crescent
In the long stay zone near the car park entry
Facilities for visitors
See the Information Desk inside the Museum entrance for:
- audio tour device hire
- cloaking large bags, umbrellas and other items
- maps in English, Chinese, German and more.
Wi-fi is free at the the Museum.
Includes a toilet, change table and microwave. Breastfeeding is welcome in the Museum.
Photography for personal use is allowed in our galleries, except in temporary exhibitions or where signs request no photography.
Join Museum Friends for exclusive member access to our lakeside Friends Lounge. Other benefits include discounts at the Museum Shop and Museum Cafe.
The Museum’s multi-faith room is a quiet space for reflection, prayer, meditation or to use with a stress management plan.
This space is available for all people regardless of sex, age, disability, gender, religious belief or race. Near our exhibition galleries, there is a mobility access lift, and it is close to bathroom facilities. Please ask a visitor host for more information.