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