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National Museum of Australia

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Address: Lawson Crescent | Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601, Australia
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+61 1800 026 132
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover where Australia’s stories come alive at the National Museum of...

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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This is an educational Museum that reaches a range of ages and backgrounds. Whether its your first visit or a revisit you are sure to learn something! I particularly like the... read more

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Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were on a return visit to the National Museum specifically for the VR experience which none of us had done before. It was the 50+ persons first experience with VR and they walked out saying "I know at one stage I had my head between my knees looking to see where the shark went that swam under me!" All... More 

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Canberra
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This is an educational Museum that reaches a range of ages and backgrounds. Whether its your first visit or a revisit you are sure to learn something! I particularly like the open plan entrance area with the limited number of highlight displays; coach, car, travelling tradesman!

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Thank FFadden
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Traces the history of Australia, our people and the major events and issues that shaped Australia as a nation. We found ourselves saying "I didn't know that" or "I remember that - was it that long ago?". Nice to preserve this for locals and visitors alike.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to learn about Australia. There are various areas that you can spend significant time getting into the topic or you can cruise through and bypass areas you are more familiar with. I was impressed with the information about settlement and the various timelines on introduced species and politics. It can be tiring trying to take... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is a place to spend hours. There is a really great display about Australian history - things and families to be proud of as well as mistakes like introduced animals. A big part is allocated to Aboriginal culture.

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New Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum's permanent exhibits, such as the First Australians gallery, are both informative and interesting, and likely there will be a temporary exhibit that you'll like as well. The museum shop has many affordable souvenirs, and there is a café for that "tired" break. We learned a lot here and greatly enjoyed our visit.

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Thank Purmamarca
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I thought by having a museum that it would extreme in all cultures not just one. I prefer the Hospital as it was not partial but allowed room for all races and colours. This museum is Boring.

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Thank Absrob
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my youngest son (13) and my Aunt (78) to the David Attenborough VR experience today. It was the first time any of us had used Virtual Reality goggles, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Two movies, approximately 20 mins and 10 mins from recent David Attenborough TV shows allowed you to feel like you were in the submersible with him.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A terrific spot for kids and adults. The Australian map outside is brilliant. The exhibits reflect the concept of Australia and its relationship with the rest of the world. There was a lot of walking space between the exhibits, which made it quite pleasant. Although we didn't visit the cafe, it has a fantastic view of the lake. The museum... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful setting on the lake, so many exhibitions you need several visits. Excellent Indigenous collections including many artifacts. The Landmarks gallery on 2 levels is worthwhile exploring. Good cafe and gift shop. Motorised wheelchairs available with caring staff!!

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