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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
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lawson Crescent | Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601, Australia
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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.
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.
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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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
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.
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
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