Skip to content

See Plan your visit for important visitor and safety information including a request to provide your first name and a contact number.

  • Open
  • Free general admission

The National Museum brings to life the rich stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events. Explore our exhibitions, experiences and events online and in Canberra.

Daily, 9am–5pm, book now, free Endeavour Voyage Explore the Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians. Tickets are timed.
Daily, 9am – 5pm, free Talking Blak to History See extraordinary works and hear the voices of Australia’s first peoples.
Daily, 9am–5pm, free Gandel Atrium Discover objects large and small in this stunning architectural space.

Discover the Museum from home

Live at the Museum

Explore the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and building in our monthly YouTube live stream. Tune in for our next program at 12.30pm, Thursday 28 January 2021.

Online only: iDay at the Museum

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability (iDay) online. Suitable for people of all abilities, with Auslan interpretation and live captioning. Watch live on the Museum’s YouTube channel at 11am, Thursday 3 December

From the vault

Take a deep dive into the best of the Museum’s online exhibitions and collection.

YouTube channel

Watch videos any time, with behind the scenes stories from staff, online tours, gems from our collection and fun at home activities for kids.

Follow #YourMuseum from home and stay in touch on FacebookInstagram and Twitter

Museum Friends exclusives

Object Club

Last Friday of each month

Join Museum curators, conservators and other expert staff as they share their deep understanding of an object or exhibition.

Time Traveller's Book Club

Last Tuesday of each month

Read and join the discussion as we explore histories across time and place.

Return to Top