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National Museum of Australia

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.

Address: Lawson Crescent, Canberra 2601, Australia
Hours: Open daily 9am - 5pm. Closed Christmas Day
Admission: Free
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Museum Tickets & Passes

Museum Highlights Tour | 10am Daily

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.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

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Ultimate Museum Experience | Tour (10am or 1pm daily) + Dine + Shop

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 tour of the highlights of the museum, and a meal 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.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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First Australians Tour | 3pm Daily

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.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Attraction Tickets

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DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

* Includes Shrek, Trolls and How to Train Your Dragon* Dynamic & Interactive Exhibition* Immersive and interactive digital experiences* Original artworks, storyboards & scale-models* More than 400 objects from the studio’s archive
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  • 90 to 240 minutes
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  • 90 to 240 minutes

Day Trips

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.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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.
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  • 13 hours
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Day Trips

Canberra Day Trip ex Sydney including Parliament House, Australian War Memorial

Marvel over the monuments and memorials of Canberra on this full-day tour from Sydney. Look out over the Australian capital from Mount Ainslie; walk through the historic halls of Parliament House and visit the poignant Australian War Memorial. Then, enjoy an independent visit of either the National Museum of Australia or the National Gallery; learn more about Canberra’s fasincating history at Yarralumla; and admire the city’s beautiful parks and lakes.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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Multi-day Tours

Canberra Overnight Tour Departing Sydney

Explore Canberra without the hassle of navigating on an overnight trip from Sydney, with round-trip transport and accommodation included. On the first day, your guide brings you to Canberra’s top landmarks, from the Parliament House to the National Museum of Australia. Unlike most group tours, day two offers free time to explore the city at your own pace before the return trip to Sydney.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days


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