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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.
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.
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.
Visit Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians during our quiet hours sessions. Quiet hours offer reduced noise and sensory experiences. They are designed for visitors who have low sensory needs, including those on the autism spectrum.
Join us for an intimate concert experience with classical guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, who have composed deeply personal responses to evocative objects from our collection, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of Australia.
The Landmarks gallery explores Australian history since European settlement, through stories of Australian places from across the continent.
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.
10am and 2pmThis 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.
30-minute sessions, one booking per session. Bookings essentialPlay the Museum’s interactive adventure game, fun for kids and adults alike.
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.
On the hour between 10am and 4pm Join a free host talk in our Endeavour Voyage exhibition, First Australians or Landmarks galleries or the Garden of Australian Dreams.
Dr Anne Watson explores Marion Mahony Griffin’s pioneering work as an environmentalist and urban planning advocate in Australia. Presented by the Walter Burley Griffin Society, with support from the Swayn Centre for Australian Design.
Join Dean Parkin, director of From the Heart, and Semara Jose, chairperson of Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good, as they discuss the latest developments and actions people can take to support constitutional recognition.
Join us as we discuss Craig Childs's House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilisation across the American Southwest. Physical adventure and scholarly detective work are combined to uncover the story of the lost Anasazi people. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends
The National Museum of Australia acknowledges First Australians and recognises their continuous connection to country, community and culture.