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The National Museum of Australia reopens on 2 June 2020. See Plan your visit for important visitor and safety information.

  • Open
  • 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 redevelopment 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's stunning new Forecourt Garden features Australian native plants and a mirrored Welcome Wall. This is just one of many exciting developments, with more unfolding over the coming years.

The new groundbreaking interactive Life in Australia (working title) gallery will open in 2021. You can follow the redevelopment of the gallery in our behind-the-scenes video series on the Museum's Facebook page.

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

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