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National Museum of Australia

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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...more
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Lawson Crescent | Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 1800 026 132
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Reviewed yesterday

I usually rave about the exhibitions at the National Museum. I am a Museum Friend. However, I thought the latest exhibition on Rome lacked something. It was interesting, but that's about all. It did not show how the common Roman citizen lived.

Thank Neville B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The reviews and tour book comments on the National Museum were so mixed that I was not sure what to expect. With limited time in Canberra, I could only allocate 2 hours to the museum. I easily could have spent double this time. Coming from...More

Thank Europelover2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went along just wanting to see the general museum but the galleries were closed for general viewing due to the Rome exhibition which was a fee entrance exhibition. We tagged onto a special gallery tour for an hour but the guide didn't really show...More

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Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a free tour of the National Museum of Australia building with an excellent guide. This building defines the museum together with its collection and would have to be one of the most amazing buildings in Australia. We did this tour in the morning...More

Thank RossS307
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went in with open minds and we’re not disappointed. Although not the largest museum I have ever visited it had interesting items relating to Australia’s development and with free entry it’s worh a visit.

Thank cottondownunder
Reviewed 6 days ago

Exhibits in fantastic condition and very well displayed. Enjoyed the old holden and caravan in the centre of the building. Gift shop quiet expensive. Outdoors especially liked the sandstone garden.

Thank bevm220
Reviewed 6 days ago

The National Museum of Australia has beautiful architecture and great collections. We went specifically for the Roman exhibition which was wonderful. Easy access , reasonable parking fees.

Thank desktop_critic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully presented the Relics from Ancient Rome are fascinating. Great museum something for all the family.

Thank O4122TEsarahd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I have been and I just do not understand the concept of the place. The cafe in the main entry hall is amazing. Great choices and tasting. The displays have common and rare items. I wouldn’t personally visit again, just...More

Thank 116damiens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum with a great foyer full of exhibits. We recently went to the Rome exhibition which was well laid out and beautifully cool. Plenty of seating which is a big plus - well done! Always have a great time here. The cafe and shop...More

Thank Tamsin H
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5 November 2018|
Response from kelmar88 |
Yes, it’s fine - they can scan the ticket on your phone.
Jennifer Q
8 October 2016|
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Response from Necdet V | Reviewed this property |
Route 934 from City Bus Station or 30-35 minutes walk
21 September 2016|
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Response from josaja | Reviewed this property |
Strongly agree with the other two responders....