National Museum of Australia
Name: National Museum of Australia
Location: Lawson Crescent Acton Peninsula, Canberra, ACT
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm daily | Closed Christmas Day
Price guide: General admission is free entry
Phone: (02) 6208 5000
The National Museum of Australia is where our stories live.
The National Museum of Australia is the place to get to know the real, the treasured, the surprising and the inspirational objects from Australian history.
See some of the nation’s most popular and important objects all in one place: from Phar Lap’s heart and the Holden Prototype No.1, to bark paintings and a piece of ochre used by Aboriginal artists over 53,000 years ago.
Enjoy hands-on experiences for the young and the young at heart: create a 3D space-age city in Kspace, step aboard one of the world’s oldest working paddle steamers, play a wobble board made famous by Rolf Harris, or record your own story and join the conversation about Australia’s past, present and future.
Learn even more about our stories, our history and collections by taking a guided tour of the Museum’s exhibitions and galleries (fees apply).