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  • Free general admission

Our free, live virtual tours connect community groups from all over Australia and beyond with the National Museum’s collection and exhibitions. These tours are for all ages and abilities. We cater to family and community groups and everyone from children to adults.

Wherever you are, connect with our staff and objects to learn more about the history, culture and diverse stories of Australia.

This is a fully interactive experience — see the exhibitions, ask questions and engage in conversation.

How does it work?

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An experienced Museum staff member will guide your group through one of our exhibitions via videoconferencing technology.

Connect with your:

  • computer with a built-in or connected webcam and microphone
  • mobile device
  • videoconferencing system.


We welcome general enquiries or discussions about specific group tours. Please book well in advance so we can tailor a tour that best meets your needs.

Email for more information or to make a booking.

We will contact you with more information on how to connect.

Available tours

Endeavour Voyage

8 April to 11 October 2020

Our new Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians exhibition takes you on a journey, travelling on board the ship with James Cook, and hearing stories from the First Australians on the shore. Explore the journey and the cultural legacy of the expedition.

First Australians


Our Gallery of First Australians considers the stories and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Come with us on a journey through thousands of years as we look up close at ancient and contemporary expressions of culture, and the impact of colonisation.



Our Landmarks gallery explores Australian history since European settlement, and examines stories of people and places across the continent. Travel through some of Australia’s landmark places and stories, looking closely and discussing the objects.

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