National Museum of Australia Canberra

The National Musuem of Australia is one of Canberra’s best local cultural attractions…

The National Museum of Australia in Canberra is a museum of social history. It profiles 50,000 years of indigenous heritage, the legacy of early colonisation and settlement and key events including Federation and the 2000 Sydney Olympics. It is one of Canberra’s favourite family attractions and close to your Canberra accommodation, Mercure Canberra.

The museum has permanent galleries, guided tours and activities for children. The National Museum of Australia also hosts temporary exhibitions, and special events throughout the year. Permanent galleries include:

  • Australian Journeys: which explores the fascinating journeys of people and objects that connect Australia to the world.
  • Eternity: Stories from the Emotional Heart of Australia tells the personal stories of 50 ordinary and extraordinary Australians.
  • First Australians: Gallery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples which traces the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their spirituality, diversity, identity and survival.
  • Old New Land: Australia’s People and Environment looks at how human history is written on the land and how the environment has shaped life and agriculture.

The National Museum of Australia in Canberra is open 9am to 5pm daily (except Christmas Day). The National Museum of Australia is located on Acton Peninsula on Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, just a short drive from your Canberra accommodation, Mercure Canberra and the city centre. Access is via Lawson Crescent, Acton. Visit the National Museum of Australia website for more information.