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At the Museum, you can see intriguing objects and discover the stories of people and events that have shaped Australia.

Two visitors standing in front of a large digital screen.


Where is the Museum?

The Museum is located on the Acton Peninsula, on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, in Canberra.  You can find us on maps apps or on the internet by searching for ‘National Museum of Australia’. Here is a simple map showing our location.

Sensory experiences and challenges

At the Museum, there are large, open spaces and smaller, more confined areas, quiet places and noisy areas. Gallery spaces may contain video screens, large projections, overhead speakers and interactive displays.

Some visitors like to bring:

  • noise-cancelling headphones
  • hats
  • sunglasses
  • stim toys
  • their own food.

Bringing your own bag

IMPORTANT: Large bags are not allowed in the galleries. If you bring a bag larger than an A4 piece of paper, you have to cloak it. This means our hosts will look after it while you are at the Museum.

Construction works

IMPORTANT: The Museum is undergoing some changes at the moment. There may be loud noises, and some galleries are closed. For more information, visit

Eating and drinking

You can bring your own food and drink to the Museum. You can eat in the Gandel Atrium or outside.

IMPORTANT: Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.

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