First Nations Gallery Tours at the Australian Museum (Waranara)

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

1 Feb 2023 to 28 Jun 2023 Weekly Event

Expand your understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures on this unique tour of objects from the Australian Museum’s exhibitions, led by a First Nations guide.

Waranara means ‘to seek’ in the First Nations languages of the Sydney region – seek knowledge, seek truth, seek understanding. And that’s exactly what our First Nations guides invite you to do on this special one-hour tour of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural objects from the Australian Museum’s collections.

From possum skin cloaks to stone fish traps; a seasonal calendar to a creation story, you will learn about the knowledge systems and sustainable practices used for countless generations that helped Australia’s First Nations peoples become one of the oldest living civilisations on the planet.

Led by guides from the First Nations team, you will also hear their personal stories about the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

The tour will take place in the First Nations Galleries, including the exhibitions Bayala Nura: Yarning Country and Garrigarrang: Sea Country, located on Upper Ground.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patrons are advised that the exhibitions may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

Tours run on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.


Cafe Lockers Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi


From AU$17.50

children under 15 years free

Event Dates

Weekly Event

1 Feb 2023 to 28 Jun 2023

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