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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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Lawson Crescent | Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 1800 026 132
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to see the special Seven Sisters songlines exhibition, which was just another great one off exhibition held here. Don’t get put off by any admission charges for special shows - they’re always worth it. The general exhibition is wide ranging and thorough although...More

Thank Dharugtraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed a couple of hours wandering around the museum which is well set out and quite interesting. An extensive collection

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Traditional stories handed down from one generation to the next over thousands of years were in danger of being lost, making this the imperative of this exhibition. The exhibition’s scope is monumental, tracking the journeys of ancestor beings across three deserts and the lands of...More

Thank Eli B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited a new aboriginal exhibit, "Songlines - Tracking the Seven Sisters". The seven sisters are pursued across the land by a lustful shape-shifting sorcerer. The National Museum has created a superb experience, reflecting in every way a genuine collaboration between the museum and a...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to a wedding there on october long weekend, the food was delicious. Drinks were nice, but it was the dinosaur skeleton and the view on the lake with the lights that made it a truly unforgettable night

Thank Okey-dokey321
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoy your journey of Australia's history, land, people & culture. There are amazing items on display. A cafe for that well needed break with beautiful views of the Lake Burley Griffith. Free entry. There will be a fee for any special exhibits.

Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful exhibition which offers an immersive and informative experience of the indigenous history and culture of Australia. Noel Pearson is quoted at the entry of the exhibition as saying that the story of the Seven Sisters is the heritage of all Australians,...More

Thank angelopoulos
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The National Museum of Australia is a great place to visit with students. Entry is free unless doing an activity. The venue is easy to do a self-guided tour. K-zone was very popular. It was disappointing that the Indigenous dance was no longer an activity....More

Thank SVKay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We mainly went to the National Museum to view the architecture and we weren't disappointed. From outside it's an amazing building - all angles and vibrant orange. We lunched on the deck, next to the water of Lake Burley Griffen and it was absolutely delightful....More

Thank christinefV5777GV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 stars - the staff are lovely. Very helpful. Seven sisters exhibit is amazing and the display of the paintings is well curated. The cafe is good too.

Thank Erin V
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Jennifer Q
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
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
14 June 2016|
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Response from MGK1970 | Reviewed this property |
5 yo yes your younger one may be a bit bored.