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National Museum of Australia

Lawson Crescent | Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 1800 026 132
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lawson Crescent | Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 1800 026 132
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want to know the history of Australia, you should visit this museum. There are a lot of stories in this museum! The tour guide also very informative. I even got the details information about how to skin a kangaroo!

Thank nadhnadira
Reviewed yesterday

This museum has a very good selection of Australian history without being too over the top with too much information. Other displays change making it a place to visit regularly. The gift shop is a big plus always excellent variety of gifts.

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As visitors from New Zealand, we found the exhibits to be fascinating and educational. They are all well laid out with a lot of audio-visual displays as well. Recommended.

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very much a child led visit. Did the K-space several times, which my kids showed no sign of getting bored of. The outdoor "Garden of Australian Dreams" was great to explore with my youngest. The kids enjoyed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander displays whilst...More

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't spend very long here, perhaps because I've visited before but that was 5 years ago and I have found not a lot has changed. Still very informative and interesting for first timers.

Thank feliciafox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I did the David Attenborough's VR experience and saw life on earth over time. Through the VR experience we also did a tour and went diving underwater of the Great Barrier Reef. We've both never gone to the Great Barrier Reef and...More

Thank Xy-Za G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum focuses on Australia and it's history. It has a lot of artefacts that are not pristine which I found quite interesting. Overall, I found this museum a little underwhelming and would rate it 6/10.

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited multiple times and enjoyed it each time. There are new special exhibitions every 3-6 months, for these they have a Night at the Museum night where you get to do lots of interact activities. Great time for adults to have a bit of...More

Thank mikaelagrinter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were friendly and offered help and information when needed. Museum is currently under reconstruction so was a bit difficult to navigate. Beautiful building and a great way to learn more about Australia.

Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed spending a few hours here. There are some interesting exhibits about Australia's history. I like that it focuses on exactly that & doesn't try to spread too thin by having substandard exhibits about other countries/places (e.g. 1 sad looking Egyptian mummy on it's...More

Thank janet2801
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Jennifer Q
How do I get there using public transportation from The city of Canberra?
7 October 2016|
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Response from Necdet V | Reviewed this property |
Route 934 from City Bus Station or 30-35 minutes walk
What would you suggest for 12 and 15yr olds please?
21 September 2016|
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Response from 255100Mark | Reviewed this property |
Same places we went. War memorial especially. There were lots of kids there. Make sure you are there for the ceremony at the end of the day. Lots if teenagers there.
Nina L
Would a 5 year old and 2.5 year old find the museum interesting?
14 June 2016|
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Response from MGK1970 | Reviewed this property |
5 yo yes your younger one may be a bit bored.