Arriving at the Museum
When you arrive by car, you will see a sign for the National Museum of Australia. The lower half of the sign will often display details of a current exhibition.
If you park in the car park Monday to Friday, you will need to buy a ticket. The ticket machines look like this.
You can purchase a ticket from one of these machines or pay for your parking through a mobile app. There are instructions on the machines. Visit nma.gov.au/visit-us/plan for current parking rates and to download the parking app.
Accessible parking spaces are available at the end of the car park closest to the main entrance. Visitors who have a disability parking permit can park in these spaces for free.
Entering the Museum
To get from the car park to the main entrance, you will go through the Christina and Trevor Kennedy Garden. You can find more information about the Kennedy Garden at nma.gov.au/visit-us/christina-and-trevor-kennedy-garden.
The main entrance looks like this. The large sign above the door will tell you about a current exhibition.
When you enter through the main doors, you will come into the Gandel Atrium. It looks like this.
The Information Desk is located in the Gandel Atrium. There will be hosts here to assist you.
At the Information Desk, you can:
- get information, including maps and timetables
- buy tickets for exhibitions, tours and other experiences
- leave your bag, umbrella or jacket
- ask for help.