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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 2 days ago via mobile

Good place to visit and interesting displays that helped me learn more about Australia.wasnt too boring or sterile. As said in other reviews it was a bit tricky to navigate your way around and some displays did not seem related. Ie. Not much logical flow....More

Thank Wayne T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally boring for kids. Even the parts that are meant for kids were boring. Free to get in, but $109 fine if you're too busy watching your kids and don't realise it's metered parking. Disgusting. Cafe was the best part by far. Don't bother going.

Thank PeterBIack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is always something new to see in this magnificent building on the lake. We recently visited to see the history of the bicycle and it was fantastic, so much to see and read we were absolutely thrilled to have seen it and another bonus...More

Thank Lois W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful state of the art building and the contents are struggling to catch up. There are some very innovative sections like K Space. Looking forward to seeing what comes ... there were plenty of changes taking place.

Thank Paul I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A relative told us that they were not impressed with this museum, however having a partner who is museum mad, we thought we'd give it a go. Plenty of exhibits to look at and information to read but there was no rhyme or reason to...More

Thank Fredoz1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This marvellous Museum preserves and interprets Australia's social history. It profiles 50,000 years of Indigenous heritage, settlement since 1788. The Museum holds the world's largest collection of Aboriginal bark paintings and stone tools, the heart of champion racehorse Phar Lap and the Holden prototype No....More

Thank Tiziana D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice National Museum. Has a wonderful selection of Aboriginal, Australian and World art from many different time periods. Monet's Water Lilies are here as is a Matisse. Multiple floors but a very easy walk. Nice gift shop and a snack place as well. Well...More

1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really love this place but we did find it confusing to navigate in terms of following a clear timeline of Australian history. Love that it's free but don't agree with the paid parking (last time I visited a few years ago, parking was free). Not...More

Thank Didge432
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in mainly for David Attenborough's Virtual Reality show. It was two videos with VR headsets. The first on the Great Barrier Reef was really good. You could look around 360 degrees and up and down. The second one was an animation of the...More

Thank Rohit G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited because we had a couple of hours to spare before heading out of town and wished we'd had longer. Really well done and quite a sophisticated place. Great displays on our natural and national heritage, as well as paying a respectful tribute to...More

Thank Peter S
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Jennifer Q
8 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.