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The National Museum of Australia is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Read more in our coronavirus statement

  • Closed
  • Free general admission

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

The development is part of the Museum’s transformative Master Plan, announced at the end of 2018. The plan seeks to upgrade the Museum’s display space and extend the range of public experiences.

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

The Museum recently opened its stunning new garden forecourt, featuring Australian native plants and a mirrored Welcome Wall. This is just one of many exciting developments, with more unfolding over the coming years.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum in 2021 to see the new groundbreaking interactive Life in Australia (working title) gallery. While we are in the process of transforming the galleries, some areas will be temporarily inaccessible. We apologise for any inconvenience, but there is still plenty to see and do!

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