National Museum of Australia

Galleries, Museums and Collections Landmarks and Buildings

Australia’s stories come alive at the National Museum of Australia, on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. The Museum’s stunning architecture provides an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia and its people.

Take a guided tour or wander solo through the many exhibitions. Get to know the real, the treasured, the surprising and the inspirational objects from Australian history.

At Kspace, the Museum’s new interactive kids’ adventure game played in teams of 4, kids design a time-travelling robot and enter a Time Pod blasting them back to a mystery location in Australia’s past.

With its waterfront café and quality gift shop, a visit to the Museum is a great way to learn about Australia’s land, nation and people.

For a treat, why not book The Ultimate Museum Experience with a personalised tour, a meal and refreshments overlooking Lake Burley Griffin and more!

One hour Museum Highlights Tour available at 10 am and 1 pm daily.
One hour First Australians Tour available at 3 pm daily.

Facilities

Aboriginal Culture Art & Culture Australian Tourism Export Council Cafe Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Enquiry Desk Family Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Free Wifi History & Heritage Interactive Centre Museums Australia Museums Australia Non Smoking Parents Room Picnic Area Public Telephone Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Restaurant Shop Visitor Information Centre Wheelchair access

Trading Times

  • ALL Open 09:00 to 17:00
  • 2016-12-25 Closed

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Waterfront dining at the Museum Cafe

Ultimate Museum Experience at the National Museum of Australia

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