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The Museum reopens on 29 Oct 21. See Plan your visit

The National Museum is undergoing exciting new changes as we work to build a bigger and better Museum experience for our visitors.

Our new Great Southern Land environmental history gallery and our Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre for children and families are due to open in early 2022.

Great Southern Land

Great Southern Land tells the story of this unique and ancient continent and invites visitors to reimagine their relationship to this vast land.

Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre is a fun space for children and families, where young visitors explore the Museum’s stories through play-based and hands-on experiences.

Master Plan

Gallery development is part of the Museum’s transformative Master Plan. The plan seeks to upgrade the Museum’s display space and extend the range of public experiences.

This includes our stunning Christina and Trevor Kennedy Garden and a mirrored Welcome Wall, which opened to the public in 2019.

While we are in the process of transforming the galleries, some areas will be temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.

A photo of a person stretching out to touch a mirrored wall with both hands.
The mirrored surface of the Welcome Wall
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