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Welcome to the National Museum of Australia. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Acknowledgement of country 02:05

Simon's acknowledgement of country is an important part of our day. Please share in this special moment with us.


What’s on today

Exhibition Talking Blak to History Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

Talking Blak to History in our First Australians gallery features powerful objects and stories that speak to the aftermath of colonisation, of survival and resilience.

Event Family trails Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: $2, Mkids free

Discover the stories behind some of the amazing objects on show in our galleries. Two self-guided family trails are available, for ages 2–5 and 5–8 years. See what you can find along the way.

Tour Host talks Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

On the hour between 10am and 4pm
Join a free 10-minute host talk in our First Australians or Landmarks galleries or the Garden of Australian Dreams.

Time Traveller's Book Club – Pathfinders: A history of Aboriginal trackers Time: 11am–12pm Date: Tuesday 26 October 2021 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Join us online as we discuss Michael Bennett’s history of the role of Aboriginal trackers in New South Wales, where more than a thousand Aboriginal men, and a smaller number of women, worked as trackers for authorities across the state. Pathfinders gives an account of their skills and role in the region’s history, focusing on the biographies of individual trackers. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends

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