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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 Endeavour Voyage Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 26 April 2021 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 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.

Event Piinpi patch school holiday activity Time: 10am–3pm Date: Every weekday until 16 April 2021 Ticket information: Costs apply, Mikds free Ticket information: Book tickets

Weekdays 6–16 April 2021, 30-minute sessions
Visit the stunning exhibition Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion then make your own fabric patch. This fun family activity was created by Piinpi artist Teagan Cowlishaw and inspired by her Deadly Kween jumpsuit. Where will you sew or pin your patch?

Tour Building and architecture tour Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

10am and 2pm
This guided tour provides an insight into the stories and meanings hidden in the Museum building, design and landscapes. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking outside.

Experience Kspace Time: 9.30am–4pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

30-minute sessions, one booking per session. Bookings essential
Play the Museum’s interactive adventure game, fun for kids and adults alike.

Exhibition Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 8 August 2021 Ticket information: Free

Piinpi is a celebration of Indigenous art, history and culture through contemporary fashion and design. This exhibition brings together a selection of garments and textiles by First Nations designers and artists from around Australia.

Tour Host talks Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

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

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