The National Museum of Australia in Canberra explores the social history of Australia, including Indigenous histories and cultures, European settlement, and our interaction with the environment. The museum is a fun and educational place for children and adults.
- Viewing a variety of temporary and long term exhibitions showcasing Australian social history, represented by more than 200,000 objects
- Interactive iPad museum game designed for students
- Discovery Space program that allows you to engage with exhibitions by creating your own innovative take home piece or contribute to collaborative activities
- Themed workshops with practising artists and experts
Enough to do and see for a half day.
The museum is set up for disabled access to all areas, including ramps, lifts and toilets. Trained and registered guide dogs are permitted.
Parking is available with a 4-hour limit, including disabled parking and parking areas for caravans, motorhomes, campervans and trailers. A bus service operates most days, and there are walking and cycling tracks to the museum.
- Fully equipped parenting room with private seating, changing and washing facilities and microwave.
- Free strollers and wheelchairs are available for loan
- Disabled toilets with baby change tables
- Lifts for easy access to different floors
- Guided tours
- School education programs
- Museum shop and cafe
General admission to the National Museum of Australia and permanent galleries is free. Some national and international temporary exhibitions and some special programs have a charge.
Open 9am–5pm daily, closed Christmas Day.
Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula
Canberra, ACT 2601
Freecall 1800 026 132
02 6208 5000
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