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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.
See stunning artworks, furniture, jewellery and ceramics in The Trevor Kennedy Collection: Highlights exhibition.
Join Dr Anne Watson as she explores Marion Mahony Griffin's pioneering work as an environmentalist, humanist and urban planning advocate in Australia. Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends
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 10-minute host talk in our First Australians or Landmarks galleries or the Garden of Australian Dreams.
Opens 25 June 2021Discover the power of the didjeridu and its meanings with the Yolngu people, cultural custodians of the instrument they know as yidaki.
Weekdays 28 June to 9 July 2021Two sessions available at 10–11.30am or 11.30am–1pmSee amazing objects from the Trevor Kennedy Collection then join us in a hands-on activity with local artist Nicci Haynes and create your own mini museum diorama. Bookings essential
Weekdays 28 June to 9 July 2021Join us for some self-guided activities inspired by the Trevor Kennedy Collection: Highlights exhibition.
Join us as we discuss David Hackett’s sweeping historical biography of Samuel de Champlain and the French attempt to settle in North America. More than two-thirds of the French inhabitants of North America today are descendants of the 1,100 French men and women who came to Quebec between 1630 and 1680. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends
The National Museum of Australia acknowledges First Australians and recognises their continuous connection to country, community and culture.