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Friday 10 February 2023


6pm to 10.30pm


General Admission $20
Concession $15
Museum Friends $12.50

Bookings essential, fees apply

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Ahead of Sydney WorldPride 2023, join us for one big inclusive night of queer joy as we explore and celebrate our diverse cultures and histories.

Bring your friends and chosen family to the National Museum for an evening of dazzling drag shows, curious collection stories, a pop-up queer exhibition, dance workshops and more!

What’s on

  • See fabulous main stage performances and pop-up performances around the Museum
  • Do get involved with a range of games, workshops and collaborative projects
  • Create badges, yarn bombing; express yourself with hands-on experiences and activities
  • Connect and discover new community groups and maybe make some connections of your own
  • Question and engage with one of our intersectional panels, take a tour or chat with someone in the Queeriosity lounge

Live performances

From rainbow storytime and queer history trivia to drag, ballroom and dance, there’s sure to be something to see to get every member of your chosen family excited and involved.

Drag queen glow-up

Get creative, unleash your inner diva and get ready to glow up (literally) with UV face and body paint or sparkle and shine with biodegradable eco-glitter from Earth Glitter!

Queering the Museum Q&A

What happens when the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) goes glam? Join arts and culture professionals for a discussion of ‘queering’ as a critical practice and a transformative response to exclusion that can support museums, galleries and practitioners to think more deeply about new ways of doing diversity work.

Pop-up exhibition

Tell your story your way in our crowdsourced pop-up exhibition. Add to the acronym in a collaborative artwork and contribute your moments to the Defining Moments in Australian Queer History wall.

The full program will be available soon.

Frequently asked questions

Is the event adults only?

Night at the Museum is primarily targeted at an adult audience and as such there may be elements of the program that could be considered unsuitable for younger people. The program is not recommended for people under the age of 16.

What time do doors open?

Doors open at 6pm.

Will food and drink be available?

Yes! The Museum Café will be operating on the night.

Can I BYO alcohol?

No. Our onsite caterer will have a selection of beer, cider, wine and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Unless we have reached capacity, tickets will be available at the door, but we encourage you to book in advance.

What concession cards do you accept?

The National Museum accepts all state and federal concessions cards, current student cards and companion cards.

For more information contact

I can’t find my ticket

Try searching your junk folder for an email from Eventbrite or National Museum of Australia. We can also search for your ticket when you arrive at the door. Or contact us at

Can I present my ticket on my phone?

Yes. Simply display your tickets on your phone at the entrance. It helps if you zoom in on the QR code and turn your phone screen brightness up to 100%.

What if I can no longer attend?

Notify us via Eventbrite and/or email with your details.

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