An aerial view of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

National Museum of Australia

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!

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 9am - 5pm; Closed on Christmas Day

ENTRY COSTS

Free

TICKETS

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #14 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Wouldn't put it on the "must do" list.

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I'm not sure exactly what I expected from this museum, but I was a bit disappointed overall. The staff were very friendly and eager to help, and some of the exhibits were more interesting than others...

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Very modern museum

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The building is situated on Lake Burley Griffin and is very modern in design. There are lots of different exhibitions spread over several levels. The Circa exhibition was a video presentation which...

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Place to Meet

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This is a great place to have coffee and food at a very nice location. Plenty of tables inside and out.

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VIRTUAL TOUR

Take a virtual tour of the National Museum of Australia.

FEATURES

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interactive Centre
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop