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

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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.

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 until 6 December 2020 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.

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.

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

Exhibition Gandel Atrium Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

See highlights from our collection, big and small. A great place to start your Museum visit.

Exhibition Landmarks Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

The Landmarks gallery explores Australian history since European settlement, through stories of Australian places from across the continent.

Exhibition First Australians Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

The First Australians gallery is located on two levels and traces the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their spirituality, diversity, identity and survival.

Time Traveller's Book Club — Captain Cook’s Epic Voyage Time: 11am–12pm Date: Tuesday 27 October 2020 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential

Join us as we discuss leading historian Geoffrey Blainey's vivid account of James Cook’s first Pacific voyage. Friends Lounge, exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends

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