National Museum of Australia Tours

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The National Museum of Australia explores national identity and heritage in a hugely kid-friendly and fun way.

Like a big abstract Australian storybook, the museum’s creative exhibits use controversy and humor to get you thinking about Australia's big picture.

From Indigenous culture to national icons, personal stories and artifacts, this enjoyable museum has a huge range of exhibits.

To get an overview of the collection, watch the free introductory film or take a guided tour.

Practical Info

The National Museum of Australia is perched on the tip of Acton Peninsula on Lake Burley Griffin, opposite Capital Hill

Public buses run here, as well as the Explorer Bus.

Location
Address: Lawson Crescent, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Hours: Open daily 9am - 5pm. Closed Christmas Day
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Admission: Free
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National Museum of Australia: Ultimate Museum Experience

Enjoy an introduction to the collections of the National Museum of Australia, located in the Australian capital of Canberra. Get the ultimate museum experience with a fascinating one-hour tour of the museum, and breakfast or lunch in the museum's cafe. Your meal is accompanied by one glass of wine, beer or a non-alcoholic beverage, and you can take in views of Lake Burley Griffin waterfront from the cafe. Afterward, feel free to browse the museum's exhibits on your own.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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National Museum of Australia: First Australian Tour

Australia is home to some of the oldest living cultures in the world. Learn all about the first Australians—the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders—on a special guided tour of the National Museum of Australia. The First Australians Tour runs daily, and is led by highly knowledgeable staff, who will tell the stories behind the artifacts on display. Get the most out of your museum visit on this informative tour.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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National Museum of Australia: Museum Highlight Tour

Get the most out of your visit to the National Museum of Australia by joining a guided tour of its highlights. An expert guide will take you to some of the most significant items and displays in the museum, and tell you stories about their meaning and history. You’ll gain a greater insight into contemporary Australia through learning about its past.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Canberra Day Trip from Sydney

Take a full-day tour from Sydney to explore Canberra, the fascinating capital city of Australia. Enjoy guided tours of key sights including the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, the National Museum and the Lodge, home to the Prime Minister. As you approach Canberra, stop in the quaint town of Sutton Forest and snap photos from Mt Ainslie. Your guide shares the backstory behind the design of Canberra, conceived of by visionary architects and one of only a handful of planned cities in the world.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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Canberra Day Trip from Sydney Including Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial

Discover the historic icons, innovative architecture and landscaped parklands of Canberra, on this full-day tour from Sydney. Visit the heritage town of Berrima and take in dramatic views of the Australian capital from Mt Ainslie. Enjoy a guided tour of the Australian War Memorial, peek into the Parliament House, see the Prime Minister’s Lodge and visit the National Art Gallery. After lunch (own expense), take a scenic drive around Lake Burley Griffin, past attractions like the High Court of Australia, the National Library and the Carillon Bell Tower.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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Canberra Explorer: Australia's Capital City Tour from Sydney

When in Sydney, a full-day tour to Canberra provides a fascinating overview of Australia’s national capital, one of the few planned cities in the world. Designed by visionary architects, Canberra is home to renowned institutions including the Australian War Memorial, the National Museum of Australia, Parliament House, and the Lodge (the Prime Minister’s official residence). Stop for morning tea, lunch and dinner (own expense), and enjoy guided tours of key sites. Admire the town of Berrima, the Goulburn region and views from Mt Ainslie en route to Canberra.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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