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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.
Discover Indigenous knowledge systems and James Cook’s astronomical findings. Hear from Gamilaraay/Yuwaalaraay astrophysicist Peter Swanton, astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker and curator Lily Withycombe. Join the conversation on YouTube.
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.
Stunning architecture and spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin combine to create the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or an afternoon tea escape with friends.
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The Museum Shop stocks beautiful homewares, glassware, jewellery, Indigenous products, an extensive selection of toys, books, bath and body products, candles, giftware and more.
Join Adam Shipp (Wiradjuri) of Yurbay for a walk through the National Museum’s new Forecourt Garden. Experience the sights and scents of the season as he shares his knowledge of native plants. Morning tea included.
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.
The National Museum of Australia acknowledges First Australians and recognises their continuous connection to country, community and culture.