Iconic characters from DreamWorks Animation’s most celebrated films including Shrek, Trolls and How to Train Your Dragon are among the animations featured in this dynamic and interactive exhibition. Explore concept drawings, storyboards, models, masks, maps, photographs, posters, paintings and other original artworks from the studio’s archive.
Ngulla Wellamunagaa: Trees that Have Survived and Revived presents stories that affirm ongoing connections to country and celebrate the survival, continuity and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. They are the stories that have survived and been revived.
The Landmarks gallery is located on two levels and features over 1500 objects. It 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.
This guided tour provides an excellent introduction to the Museum, exploring highlights from our permanent exhibition galleries.
Take a guided tour with one of our hosts to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history, culture and connection to country in our largest exhibition gallery.
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.
Kspace is the Museum’s interactive adventure game for kids. Open to school groups and general visitors at specified times. Plan your visit by checking our session times and booking requirements.
Come and see DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition during our ‘quiet hours’ sessions, suitable for anyone who prefers a quieter visitor experience. Developed in partnership with Autism Spectrum Australia.
Join us for a special end-of-year picnic. Hop onboard the 141-year-old Paddle Steamer Enterprise, sing and dance with the amazing Cherie Kotek, have your face painted or try your hand at some craft activities. Limited availability, bookings essential.Note: PS Enterprise tours cancelled due to poor air quality. Music and craft relocated to the Gandel Atrium bay windows.
Join us on a tour as we unravel the symbolic significance of the Museum's building and garden architecture and design. The tour will be followed by a talk on Australian design by Swayn Senior Fellow, Adrienne Erickson. Wine and cheese will be served in the Forecourt garden. Meet at the Information Desk. Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends
The National Museum of Australia acknowledges First Australians and recognises their continuous connection to country, community and culture.