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  • Open 9am–5pm
  • 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.

Guided tours

Take a guided tour to explore the National Museum of Australia with one of our expert hosts.

Tour Building and architecture tour Time: 10am–11am Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

This guided tour provides an insight into the stories and meanings hidden in the Museum building, design and landscapes. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking outside.

Tour Museum highlights tour Time: 1pm–2pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

This guided tour provides an excellent introduction to the Museum, exploring highlights from our permanent exhibition galleries.

Tour First Australians tour Time: 3pm–4pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

Take a guided tour with one of our hosts to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history, culture and connection to country in our largest exhibition gallery.

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.

Apps

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

Experiences

Expedition 360 VR

Daily | Costs and bookings apply

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

Kspace

Daily | Costs and bookings apply for school groups

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

Ultimate Museum Experience

Daily | Costs and bookings apply

Take a guided tour, enjoy a meal and do some shopping.

Forecourt Garden

Daily | Free

Experience our Welcome to Country, sculpture and mosaic plantings.

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