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National Museum of Australia

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Lawson Crescent | Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 1800 026 132
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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. 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lawson Crescent | Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The building itself is quite imposing. we took a tour to orientate us with the main galliers which was very informative. There is so much to see, its hard to cover the gallery in one visit. We were astounded, by the exhibits and how they...More

Thank AndrewandSandra
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set in four sections to explore. Museum is great to learn about the history, challenges living and surviving in Australia. A section on aboriginal people was tasteful to show the diversity throughout the country and challenges faced with European settlement.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In general this Museum never disappoints but, this time, they excelled themselves with 2 great exhibitions: Art of Science (Baudin's first trip to Australia sent by Napoleon) and the Art of Islam.. Higly recommended!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my elderly parents here for a visit. They loved everything they looked at - and had so many memories from their childhood!! With the extra exhibitions we were there for over 2 hours. Thankfully they had scooters available for my parents and the...More

Thank Sharonjp65
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time looking through the museum. Different things to see. Staff very helpful. Cafe has an outdoor seating area which is very pleasant.

Thank simba6
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan a few hours to walk through this massive ribbon shaped building. Be prepared to read lots at each of the historical exhibits. I enjoyed the Australian animal species section the best. There is no entry fee, but have a few coins for parking. There...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not what we expected, and not as many exhibits as we would have liked to see. Interesting if you are into Australian History and the indigenous cultures. There aren't any exhibits relating to other countries as you would normally see in other cities.

Thank Meg P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here. There were a wide range of exhibits. Unfortunately it's hard to read the narrative about each exhibit as the signs are poorly placed (very low down) and the lighting is TERRIBLE. Some areas of the museum were in...More

Thank JPSydney2008
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Free entry and many exhibits. Plan a few hours to explore this massive building. Eye-opening information and history about Australia which are not known even in cities that I've lived in.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Superb museum. This is very well laid out and a joy to stroll around and absorb the history around you. Very well balanced with good interactive setups as well as static displays. Great for children and adults and I would definitely recommend this to anyone...More

Thank Tim B
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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
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jenny1961
21 September 2016|
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Response from 255100Mark | Reviewed this property |
Same places we went. War memorial especially. There were lots of kids there. Make sure you are there for the ceremony at the end of the day. Lots if teenagers there.
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Nina L
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5 yo yes your younger one may be a bit bored.
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