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Celebrating the people and culture of Australia. Through storytelling the museum explores the relationships of the Australian people to each other and the place where they live as well as to the objects and places in the country’s history.

National Museum of Australia from Lake Burley Griffin Photo ©

On the museum’s website ( you can search the collections and learn about the galleries, special exhibitions, events and school holiday programs.
When you visit the museum be sure to ask for a copy of the free museum map. This will help to guide you around the buildings and surrounds.

1925 Bean 14 HP two-seat car with which Francis Birtles broke the Darwin to Melbourne overland record in 1926 and the London to Melbourne overland record in 1927–28. It is nicknamed the “Sundowner”. Photo © fir0002 flagstaffotos

National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula
Canberra ACT
Ph 1800 026 132 (freecall) or 02 6208 500
Open  9am to 5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)

Australian National Museum and AIATSIS building on Acton Peninsula, viewed from Black Mountain. Photo © Myk Dowling

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Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT 2600
Ph 1300 554 114
Open 9am-5pm weekdays
Open 9am-4pm weekends and public holidays
Closed Christmas Day
Limited one-hour free parking, with designated free all-day parking available to park caravans, camper trailers, coaches and RVs. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
Co-located with the National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point, the Visitor Information Centre also offers bike and e-scooter hire. Be sure to explore the shop full of local produce, handcrafted gifts, hampers and popular souvenirs.

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