This guided tour provides an excellent introduction to the Museum, exploring highlights from our permanent exhibition galleries.
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.
On the hour between 10am and 4pm Join a free 10-minute host talk in our Great Southern Land, First Australians or Landmarks galleries or the Garden of Australian Dreams.
10amThis 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.
3–4pmTake a guided tour with one of our hosts to learn about First Nations peoples, their history, culture and connection to country.
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.
Daily 75-minute sessions: 9.15am, 10.45am, 12.15pm, 2pm, 3.30pmThis fun, immersive play space is designed for children of all abilities aged 0 to 6 years. Every session includes free, child-led activities in our mini makers corner.
Explore stunning objects and rich multi-sensory experiences as you discover the story of the vast, vibrant Australian continent. See how the continent has transformed into one of the most diverse and resilient places on Earth – and how these changes can guide us in the future.
A multimedia exhibition presenting seven moments in time, created in response to the forced shutdown of live performance art during the pandemic. The works on display range from contemporary reframing of traditional practice to engagements with questions about digital identities and the state of the planet.
Celebrate with free entry to our new immersive Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre for children of all abilities aged 0 to 6 years. Enjoy music, craft and a barbecue in support of Pegasus Riding School for the Disabled.
Visit the Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre in this quiet hours session, with reduced noise and sensory experiences for visitors who prefer a quieter experience.
Get an exciting behind-the-scenes preview of our blockbuster exhibition from the British Museum, Feared and Revered: Feminine Power through the Ages. Enjoy canapes and a glass of wine while hearing about the development of the exhibition from the exhibition’s curators. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends
From 8 December 2022This exhibition highlights the many faces of feminine power – ferocious, beautiful, creative or hell-bent – and its profound influence across the ages. Spanning six continents and 5,000 years, it showcases monumental sculpture, sacred artefacts and contemporary artworks to explore how goddesses, demons, witches, spirits and saints have shaped our understanding of the world.
Hear contemporary reflections on Feared and Revered: Feminine Power through the Ages with speakers Dame Quentin Bryce, Bangarra artist Kassidy Waters, human rights lawyer Rabia Siddique and Dr Belinda Crerar and Dr Lissant Bolton from the British Museum, in conversation with Virginia Haussegger.
Join us live on YouTube as British Museum curator Dr Belinda Crerar guides us through the new exhibition, Feared and Revered: Feminine Power through the Ages. Includes Q&A session.
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The National Museum of Australia acknowledges First Australians and recognises their continuous connection to Country, community and culture.