National Museum of Australia, Canberra

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National Museum of Australia features interactive exhibits and groups of items divided by concept rather than era. The museum profiles 50,000 years of indigenous heritage, early European settlements, and modern events, such as the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The world's largest collection of aboriginal bark paintings and stone tools is on display. Other popular displays include the heart of champion racehorse Phar Lap and the Holden Prototype Number 1 car. Spend a rainy day here learning about the country's history, recent developments, and subjects unique to Australia, such as surf lifesaving and bushrangers. See National Museum of Australia and all Canberra has to offer by arranging your trip with our Canberra travel itinerary planner.
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  • October 11, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    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 disappoint...  more »
  • October 10, 2017
    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 w...  more »
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  • September 6, 2017
    This is one of the nations communication icon, feel it, when you can look 360 degree view in Black Mountain. And remember for the life time. Dont forget to look phone museum, understand how we have develop technology in phone.
  • April 22, 2017
    This museum is amazing on the inside and out. The building is amazing to see as you come over the bridge from either direction. Inside is a great combination of natural history and built environment. Great fun and a visually​ beautiful way to learn about some of Australia's culture and past. Definitely a great place for kids too. They volunteers at the front desk are great to talk to and have heaps of info about the museum and about Canberra, in general.
  • August 29, 2017
    The history of Australia and Australia in one place. Great interactive displays. It will be very nostalgic for the older generations
  • July 30, 2017
    The architecture of this building is amazing! Free entry, and great history to look at, from Melbourne's history to Sydney's history to the architecture itself! I highly recommend this place for all travellers in Canberra.
  • July 15, 2017
    We went to.the museum cafe for breakfast and it was fantastic as always. The staff are fantastic, the food is a luxury everytime. I think they do the best poached eggs on toast in Canberra!!! The museum is great... Well worth a visit, ending at the cafe of course!!

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