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  • Free general admission

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 Endeavour Voyage Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

Explore the Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians in our new exhibition marking the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour's voyage up the east coast of Australia. Tickets are timed to assist in social distancing for the safety of visitors and our staff. Visitors who arrive without a ticket will be welcomed into the exhibition when space permits.

Experience Museum Cafe Date: Daily

Stunning architecture and spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin combine to create the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or an afternoon tea escape with friends.

Check our Museum Cafe page for times

Experience Museum Shop Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily

The Museum Shop stocks beautiful homewares, glassware, jewellery, Indigenous products, an extensive selection of toys, books, bath and body products, candles, giftware and more.

Exhibition Gandel Atrium Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free
See highlights from our collection, including the pink Propert caravan, our Muttaburrasaurus cast and the 1925 Bean car driven by adventurer Francis Birtles.
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