National Museum of Australia

A museum that offers the 'wow' factor

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Located on the Acton Peninsula on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, the National Museum of Australia offers an experience that will give your visit to the national capital a real ‘wow’ factor. The Museum preserves and interprets Australia’s social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation. It highlights some of the defining moments in Australian history with an amazing range of exhibitions, exhibits and interactive experiences.

Among the many fascinating artefacts you can see are Phar Lap’s heart, Ned Kelly’s Jerilderie letter, the 1866 Melbourne Cup trophy and a range of aboriginal breastplates. You can keep the kids entertained in Kspace, the interactive adventure game for young people.  There is a continuing program of talks, films, concerts, workshops and specialty tours. One of our favourites is the Eternity exhibition featuring stories from the emotional heart of the country. Whether it be chance, fear, devotion or the full range of emotions, it’s all captivating.

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Lawson Crescent, Acton
Canberra ACT 2601

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