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Exhibition Endeavour Voyage Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

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.

Exhibition Talking Blak to History Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

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.

Event Family trails Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 6 December 2020 Ticket information: $2, Mkids Free

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.

Event Object Club: 20th anniversary of the Sydney Olympics — BOOKED OUT Time: 10.30am–11.30am Date: Friday 30 October 2020

Take a guided tour of the Museum’s Olympic collection with curator Laina Hall. See Betty, a giant kewpie doll used during the Sydney 2000 closing ceremony and the ABC outside broadcast van from the first Australian-hosted Games in Melbourne 1956.

Experience Museum Shop Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily

The Museum Shop stocks beautiful homewares, glassware, jewellery, Indigenous products, an extensive selection of toys, books, bath and body products, candles, giftware and more.

Experience Museum Cafe Date: Daily

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.

Check our Museum Cafe page for times

Exhibition Gandel Atrium Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

See highlights from our collection, big and small. A great place to start your Museum visit.

Exhibition First Australians Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

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.

Exhibition Landmarks Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

The Landmarks gallery explores Australian history since European settlement, through stories of Australian places from across the continent.

Tour Tasting Australia — Forecourt tours and tea with Adam Shipp — SOLD OUT Time: 10am–11.30am Date: Monday 26 October 2020 Ticket information: Costs apply

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.

Time Traveller's Book Club — Captain Cook’s Epic Voyage Time: 11am–12pm Date: Tuesday 27 October 2020 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential

Join us as we discuss leading historian Geoffrey Blainey's vivid account of James Cook’s first Pacific voyage. Friends Lounge, exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends

Exhibition Forgotten Australians quilt display Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 22 November 2020 Ticket information: Free

View a quilt decorated and inscribed by people who spent time in children’s homes or institutions. This Studio Gallery display marks the anniversary of the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on 16 November 2009.

Event Online only: Live at the Museum — Australia’s Olympic History Time: 12.30pm–1pm Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Join us to hear the stories behind the objects from the Sydney 2000 and Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. Curator Laina Hall will be joined in conversation with Olympians Petria Thomas and Taip Ramadani, who will share their experiences at the 2000 Games. Explore the role sport plays in Australia's national identity and consider the ways it can inspire and unite people. Watch live on the Museum's YouTube channel or Facebook page.

Tour Tasting Australia — Forecourt tours and tea with Adam Shipp — SOLD OUT Time: 10am–11.30am Date: Saturday 31 October 2020 Ticket information: Costs apply

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.

Tour Tasting Australia — Forecourt tours and tea with Adam Shipp — SOLD OUT Time: 1.30pm–3pm Date: Saturday 31 October 2020 Ticket information: Costs apply

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.

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