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 (www.nma.gov.au) 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
Australian National Museum and AIATSIS building on Acton Peninsula, viewed from Black Mountain. Photo © Myk Dowling
CANBERRA AND REGION VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
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.“
More about Canberra
Your feedback please
If you’ve spotted a mistake, something missing or that an update is required, please let us know. FEEDBACK PAGE
The information about the businesses and organisations listed here has been provided by them or is included in their websites, social media or marketing materials. Contact them for confirmation, clarification and more information before taking any action.
Before you travel, please check with your destination or the place you are going to visit for the latest updates and restrictions. Published opening times etc. could change without notice.
Click here to check the Health NSW website