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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.
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.
Discover the power of the didjeridu and its meanings with the Yolngu people, cultural custodians of the instrument they know as yidaki.
Join Adam Shipp (Wiradjuri) of Yurbay for a walk through the National Museum’s Forecourt Garden. Experience the sights and scents of the season as Adam shares his knowledge of native plants.
Join us as we discuss Alfred Lansing’s riveting narrative of Ernest Shackleton's incredible Antarctic voyage. Based on firsthand accounts of crew members, Endurance describes how the men endured 22 months stranded on pack ice and the epic South Atlantic sea crossing to save them. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends
The National Museum of Australia acknowledges First Australians and recognises their continuous connection to country, community and culture.