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National Museum of Australia

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Address: Lawson Crescent | Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601, Australia
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+61 1800 026 132
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover where Australia’s stories come alive at the National Museum of...

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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National Museum of Australia: A History of the World in 100 Objects, An...
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We went here for the 'History of the World in 100 Objects ' exhibition, well, it was packed, an hour in the line to get in after purchasing tickets, and another hour and a half... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here for the 'History of the World in 100 Objects ' exhibition, well, it was packed, an hour in the line to get in after purchasing tickets, and another hour and a half looking. I am not complaining, we went on the weekend during Christmas holidays, our own fault. They did however come along the line offering lollies,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The David Attenborough virtual reality experience was great along with the exhibit from the British Museum on the History of the World in 100 Objects. A great museum covering the history of Australia with a fairly open description of their dealing with the Aboriginal peoples and good coverage of their art

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very comprehensive set of galleries / collections detailing the pre and post European settlement of Australia. I learned a lot more about things I had some knowledge of already, and also learned lots of new stuff. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly from the moment of arrival. A must-do when in the area. Indeed, even if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Museum often has special exhibitions in addition to the regular display. This one is outstanding. We were advised to go early as it is extremely popular. We arrived at 9am and the car park was already full. Luckily we had traveled on public transport so didn't have parking problems. Check bus timetable, it's a pleasant short ride from the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the great place to take the kids, or anyone really, and it's free, there is also a great café over looking the water, and a lot of hands on things, make sure you go to K-space.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Museum is a awesome place to visit if you are into history or just want to take the kids out. I personally enjoyed the David Att Virtual Reality tour, highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exhibition ends fairly soon so if you are in a position to get to Canberra I highly recommend you see it. We caught a bus from Barton to get there at 9am when it opened and didn't have to queue. It took about two hours to see everything and was fantastic! You get a great sense of the development... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Museum offers such a great range of exhibits of Australia's past. It is free to enter with some charges made for special and ever changing exhibits. There is so much for the Kids with K Space .... Well set out galleries .. Give yourself the best part off a day....

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to the History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition at the National Museum in late December 2016. . I spent longer in the queue than in the exhibition. Made me realise I'm not really into antiquities - maybe I'm a philistine - or I lack a spiritual dimension. I watched all the other people there and wondered... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

National Museum has something for all ages , we went to see History of the World in 100 Objects for The British Museum. The line for the exhibition was very long and about a 1.5 hours wait in line. So we went and look through the rest of the Museum, there is lots to see for Adults and Children. When... More 

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