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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

See the best of the Museum, get the inside story or take your visit to the next level with a guided tour, app or special experience.

Take a daily guided tour with an expert host

Building and architecture Discover the stories and meanings hidden in the Museum building, design and landscapes.
Museum highlights Explore highlights from our collection in this excellent introduction to the Museum.
First Australians Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history, culture and connection to country.

Book a special tour

Tasting Australia with Adam Shipp Experience the sights and scents of the season in our new Forecourt Garden.
Ultimate Museum Experience Combine a guided tour with a meal in our stunning lakeside Cafe and some shopping.
Virtual gallery tours See our exhibitions, ask questions and engage in conversation in a free, live virtual tour of the Museum.

Explore our premium tour packages from 1 April 2020

In, above and behind the scenes Take a ride in a hot air balloon, with a behind-the-scenes tour and champagne breakfast.
Out to the shed An incredible opportunity to see our 'off display' collection and storage facilities. Includes lunch
Big histories See some of the largest objects at the Museum on an exclusive, curator-led tour.

Tours for groups

Learn more about our group tours with 20% discount rates for groups of 20+ people and wholesale rates for tourism and tour operators.

Talks and apps

Host talks

Enjoy a free 10-minute talk on highlights from the Museum’s collection or the symbolism of our Garden of Australian Dreams.


Enhance your Museum visit with our free app. Download before you visit or use our free wi-fi and recharge stations.


Expedition 360 VR

Daily | Costs and bookings apply

Come face-to-face with elephants, lions and hippos as you explore Africa’s Okavango Delta.


Daily | Costs and bookings apply for school groups

Visit Kspace, the Museum’s interactive adventure game for kids.

Forecourt Garden

Daily | Free

Experience our Welcome to Country, sculpture and mosaic plantings.

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