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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 Endeavour Voyage quiet hours Time: 4pm–6pm Date: Tuesday 2 March 2021 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential

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.

Event This is us: A musical reflection of Australia – World premiere – SOLD OUT Time: 7pm–10.30pm Date: Thursday 11 March 2021 Ticket information: Costs apply

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.

Event This is us: A musical reflection of Australia – Encore performance – SOLD OUT Time: 7pm–10.30pm Date: Friday 12 March 2021 Ticket information: Costs apply

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.

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.

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–9.59am 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 Ticket information: Free. Until 8 August 2021

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, 10-minute host

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.

Event The Marion Mahony Griffin Lecture: What made Marion’s hair stand on end? Time: 2pm–3.30pm Date: Saturday 13 March 2021 Ticket information: $15 Ticket information: Book tickets

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.

Event From the heart to action: Dean Parkin and Semara Jose Time: 1pm–1.45pm Date: Thursday 18 March 2021 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

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.

Time Traveller's Book Club – House of Rain Time: 11am–12pm Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

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

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