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.
Join featured artists, Asia TOPA founding director Stephen Armstrong and Virtual LABs digital dramaturg Daniel Koerner as they explore the switch from 'in real life' to virtual collaboration, how this has kept our region connected and shifted our practice going forward.
Join us to discuss Tim Hannigan’s book about the fabled ‘Spice Islands’. Indonesia, with its rich story stretching back a thousand years and more, has the fourth-largest population in the world and has been bitterly fought over by Europeans for centuries. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends
10–11am or 11.30am–12.30pmCome along for this fun and messy program for children aged three to five years. Inspired by the themes and objects in the Museum's collection, children will experiment with colour using different art and craft materials.
Hear expert insights from curator Stephen Munro on this exclusive live mobile tour of our new Great Southern Land gallery. See the irreplaceable thylacine and contemporary Torres Strait Islander ghost net sculptures as we learn how Australia has changed over time and how those changes can guide us in the future. Includes a 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.