National Museum Of Australia

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  • Address: Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2601, Canberra
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +02-62085000
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: History Museum, Family And Kids

National Museum Of Australia - Review

With a host of exhibits explaining the history, indigenous culture and national icons, The National Museum is full of mind-catching and educative displays. The Introductory film is a must see in the rotating Circa theatre. The museum highlights the history of the people and issues that shaped the country.

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National Museum Of Australia Information

  • Disabled friendly.
  • There are picnic areas available near the museum.

National Museum Of Australia Ticket Prices

  • Admission to permanent collection free.
  • guided tours adult/child/family : $10/5/25

How To reach National Museum Of Australia by Public Transport

  • There is an ACTION bus stop near Lennox Crossing which is within walking distance of the museum.

Restaurants Near National Museum Of Australia

  • The Musuem Cafe
  • Ivy Cafe
  • Boffins
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  • National Museum Of Australia Address: Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2601, Canberra
  • National Museum Of Australia Contact Number: +02-62085000
  • National Museum Of Australia Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • National Museum Of Australia Price: Free
  • Best time to visit National Museum Of Australia(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • 95% of people who visit Canberra include National Museum Of Australia in their plan

  • 46.73% of people start their National Museum Of Australia visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see National Museum Of Australia

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  • Wonderful building and atmosphere. Recently visited the "So that you may know one another" exhibition and it was amazing. The building is beautiful and fill 6 of symbolism from the entrance to the courtyard. There are plenty of things for the kids as well. They have a well catered cafe there although it is a bit pricey. But food and service is good. Plenty of parking and wheelchair access everywhere. Have a good look around and then have a coffee outside by the lake. It's a short life. Enjoy every minute.

  • Amazing place, definitely big enough to get lost in history. And free!! So you can go as often as you like. I especially recommend the first Australians room, it's beautiful insight to a variety of cultures and a great way to understand who's land you're on.

  • It's ok. I visited after the War museum is Canberra and I just expected the same level of excellence. I found it a little pointless and unstructured, displays weren't chronologically arranged so didn't get the point of the museum really. I would highly recommend avoiding the cafe, we ordered two juices and two biccis and it cost $20! Good guides though and they have a virtual reality section (we missed it but there's the option!). It's also centrally located and free so visit if you have time to spare!

  • The NMA is a great institution with wonderful exhibitions and fascinating permanent display. A good cafe as well. My only gripe is that the facelift being done at moment subtracts from its visual appeal.

  • Not ... terrible. I guess?? Be stunned by the display of door handles and locks. Thrill when you see the glass display containing, yes your eyes are telling the truth, a chickenwire fence. Be amazed by the spanner collection. Lots of authentic....sticks? Look, you’ve driven to canberra, you may as well go there.

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