National Museum of Australia

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National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia
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Architectural Buildings • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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Navarre1
Sydney, Australia33 contributions
Apr. 2022
A much bigger collection than I expected and really well laid out. Amazing ancients artefacts laid out with modern animation and others simply spoke for themselves, vases, statues, coins and carvings - it was a great mix. Highly recommended.
Written 19 May 2022
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,008 contributions
May 2022
This is an interesting museum but it is misnamed. I don't accept it as the National Museum of Australia. It is very heavy on the local history of the area around Canberra and NSW - not so much for the rest of us. There was a small section on Tasmania/lutruwita upstairs and I liked the map you can walk on in the centre.

So overall worth a look (it is free) but sorry this is not named correctly - should be the Canberra and region museum.
Written 16 May 2022
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thetapdancer
Melbourne, Australia64 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
The museum was fairly average but we first had lunch in the cafe. It was sensational, great food what a surprise! A lot of the food is made in house.
Written 6 May 2022
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adelgirl70
Greater Adelaide, Australia487 contributions
Apr. 2022
Decided to head to the National Museum on my free day in Canberra. A good museum - but it had only two galleries - one of australian country history (slightly disappointing = 6/10) and an amazing gallery of first nation history with excellent exhibits including music and sport (8.5/10).
Not really a history museum though.
Cafe and gift shop on site.
Written 4 May 2022
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Mick Psa
Shellharbour, Australia13 contributions
Jan. 2022
We visited the museum and found it incredible. Our 2 young children (7yrs & 11yrs) were very intrigued by our history as to was my wife & I. There was just so much to see and learn about. I could have spent all day there, but was sadly beaten by the clock. I thoroughly recommend this place.
Written 23 April 2022
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Jenn K
Sydney, Australia50 contributions
Apr. 2022
We only did the Ancient Greek Exhibition and it was amazing. My kids had a ball. Wish we were prepared and had bought earphones with us so we could use our mobiles for the audio tour so we ended up paying for an audio tour there instead. As Percy Jackson fans, they just loved learning more about Ancient Greeks. Really recommend this for any other Percy Jackson fans haha. We didn't get a chance to see the rest of the museum though as I did not expect to spend that much time in the Ancient Greek exhibition. Will def come back another day to have a look at the rest of the museum.
Written 20 April 2022
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MareeKA2015
Sydney, Australia103 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
If you are short of time in Canberra and are trying to tick off all the many museums and landmark from your to do list, skip this one.

After seeing many of the other attractions in Canberra, the National Museum is run down and not worth going to.

The Ancient Greek exhibition was worthwhile if you are into Greek history.
Written 18 April 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,485 contributions
Mar. 2022
Thed National Museum of Australia is a museum for a nation. It has over 20,000 objects in its collection, encompassing every aspect of Australian life, from Holden cars to wireless radios. Since its establishment in 1980, the National Museum of Australia has broadened and diversified its collection. The Gandel Arrium, an architectural feature of this magnificent building, displays highlights from the collection and new aquisitions. The building itself has a cafe, and a marvellous water outlook.
Written 9 April 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,485 contributions
Mar. 2022
Australia is a land of great diversity and a national museum should reflect that diversity. The National Museum has many aspects, the First Australians feature prominantly, as they should. The discovery of the Great Southern Land is treated appropriately. The galvanised iron windmills are an icon of the Bush, no national Australian museum could ignore them. My favouite exhibition was the visiting exhibition: Ancient Greece the Greek : athletes, seamen, warriors and scholars helped shape the Western world
Written 9 April 2022
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Paul B
Sydney, Australia645 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
The Ancient Greeks exhibition is fantastic. Thank you to everyone involved for making this available to us. After viewing the exhibit we had a bite to eat in the cafe. The food was tasty and the customer service that good we went back for brunch the next day. We've found a new favourite and will certainly return.
Written 3 April 2022
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