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Event Object Club – Behind the-scenes Decoded exhibition tour Time: 2pm–3pm Date: Friday 22 July 2022 Ticket information: Free Ticket information: Book tickets

Join Senior Curator Libby Stewart to examine key objects in Decoded: 75 Years of the Australian Signals Directorate. This exhibition on the history of Australia’s oldest national intelligence organisation ends on 24 July 2022. The earlier 10.30am tour booked out. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends

Event Canberra Symphony Orchestra: Collective Memory Time: 6.30pm–8pm Date: Thursday 28 July 2022 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

An incisive evening of Australian classical and art music responding to the footprint of culture. Featuring new music from composer / drummer / rapper Rhyan Clapham a.k.a. DOBBY exploring the complex relationship between memory, history and power.

Tour Museum highlights tour Time: 1pm–2pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

This guided tour provides an excellent introduction to the Museum, exploring highlights from our permanent exhibition galleries.

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.

Tour Host talks Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

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

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

10am
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.

Exhibition Inbetween Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 12 June 2022 Ticket information: Free

Immerse yourself in this large-scale filmic experience from Australia’s pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Tour First Australians tour Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

3–4pm
Take a guided tour with one of our hosts to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history, culture and connection to country in our largest exhibition gallery.

Exhibition Decoded: 75 Years of the Australian Signals Directorate Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 24 July 2022 Ticket information: Free

Take an unprecedented glimpse at the history of Australia’s oldest national intelligence organisation, from its origins in the Second World War to cyber challenges today. Visitors can find out if they have what it takes to be a cyber security operative and to work in a team to complete a mission before time runs out.

Exhibition An Aboriginal Culinary Journey Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 18 September 2022 Ticket information: Free

See stunning objects alongside a newly commissioned range of appliances in a partnership between First Nations peoples, Breville and the National Museum in An Aboriginal Culinary Journey: Designed for Living.

Experience Connection Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 9 October 2022 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

See Connection: Songlines from Australia’s First Peoples in a spectacular immersive experience, in an exclusive world premiere from Grande Experiences, developed in partnership with the National Museum of Australia.

Event Hand to Earth performance Time: 6pm–7pm Date: Sunday 3 July 2022 Ticket information: Costs apply, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Join Yolŋu songman Daniel Wilfred and Korean jazz vocalist Sunny Kim in an Australian Art Orchestra musical collaboration. Performing for one night only, Hand to Earth is a beautiful invitation to share culture and learn from each other.

Event Winter school holiday activity – Make your mark Date: Every weekday until 15 July 2022 Ticket information: $5 per child, adults free

10am–1pm
Drop in, explore and make your mark in our new Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre Workshop. Collaborate and connect through fun art and play. Places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Exhibition Belonging Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 9 October 2022 Ticket information: Free

From 7 July 2022
Belonging: Stories from Far North Queensland is the first in a three-part exhibition series that captures generations of First Nations cultural knowledge shaped by a profound relationship to Country.

Tour Tasting Australia – Forecourt tours and tea with Adam Shipp Date: Thursday 7 July 2022 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

90-minute tours leaving at 12.30pm and 3pm
Join a seasonal walk through our Christina and Trevor Kennedy Garden as Adam Shipp of Yurbay Consultancies shares his passion for native plants. Includes the opportunity to sample some of the flavours found in and around Canberra.

Tour Tasting Australia – Forecourt tours and tea with Adam Shipp Date: Saturday 9 July 2022 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

90-minute tours leaving at 9.30am and 12pm
Join a seasonal walk through our Christina and Trevor Kennedy Garden as Adam Shipp of Yurbay Consultancies shares his passion for native plants. Includes the opportunity to sample some of the flavours found in and around Canberra.

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