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National Museum of Australia

Lawson Crescent | Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 1800 026 132
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Discover where Australia’s stories come alive at the National Museum of Australia. Located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, the Museum’s stunning architecture offers visitors an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia and its people. Take a guided tour through the Museum’s many exhibitions (fees apply). The Museum’s expert Visitor Services Hosts will bring stories to life and reveal the history behind the objects on display.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lawson Crescent | Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 1800 026 132
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was very enjoyable walking around the museum. Saw a lot of Australia's heritage (including Pharlap's heart!) Cafe was great there too. Takes a couple of hours to walk around.

Thank Caleb R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots to see and read but I think I came at the wrong time as no tours on which would have helped. Building is very impressive. Cafe and shop are good. Had to pay for parking but entry is free. Shame the David Attenborough screen...More

Thank Vikigarrett85
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went recently for 'Towers of Tomorrow' Lego exhibition and workshop. Was great fun for whole family. Between the building itself, the permanent and the more temporary exhibitions there is always something interesting for all ages. Highly recommended if you have never been and even...More

Thank 72Digger
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Paid for an introductory tour of the museum but it was well worth it. Graeme was very well informed and gave us a great overview of the museum. We then spent a further 4 hours on our own. Especially enkoyed the Eternity gallery with stories...More

Thank Seamus53
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is always something new to learn about Australia and Australian history in this place. It caters for children to adults presenting interesting museum type displays on Australian life and history. The gift shop is one of the best gift shops around, and some well...More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting museum dedicated to the diffferent aspects of Australian life. There is a history section and one on the land and wildlife, also an interesting video display on different areas of the country that makes them unique. Upstairs is social history. The gift shop...More

Thank Di S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The surprise comes first with its artistic building (inside and outside), continues with several axhibitions (Aboriginal life, aboriginal art, etc.) and ends up with a great area for kids. Strongly recommend!

Thank paherranz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a lot of interesting things for people who want to know something new about history and culture of this continent. Free, simple and informative.

Thank Елизаветта Е
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss this fabulous facility. We could of spent an entire day here but just ran out of time. Amazing structure inside and out.

Thank Belinda1769
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to go to museum for my birthday and the hubby drove us to Canberra for a day trip. The museum was a real hearty place full of history and tidbits about Australia. It is all presented in a way that is interesting to...More

Thank Hannah L
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Jennifer Q
8 October 2016|
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Response from Necdet V | Reviewed this property |
Route 934 from City Bus Station or 30-35 minutes walk
21 September 2016|
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Response from 255100Mark | Reviewed this property |
Same places we went. War memorial especially. There were lots of kids there. Make sure you are there for the ceremony at the end of the day. Lots if teenagers there.
Nina L
14 June 2016|
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Response from MGK1970 | Reviewed this property |
5 yo yes your younger one may be a bit bored.