National Museum Of AustraliaCurrently Closed
- Address: Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2601, Canberra
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +02-62085000
- Tags: History Museum, Family And Kids
About National Museum Of Australia, Canberra
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
- The Deck at Regatta Point
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National Museum Of Australia, Canberra Reviews
This is a must-see if you are ever in Canberra. Most of the exhibits are free. It is a great place to learn about Australian culture and origins. It has a large collection of Aboriginal art including an area with huge glass cabinets and thousands of Aboriginal artifacts. This area is only open 15min of every hour. It also has a VR experience. My favorite was the pearl and shell exhibit. The carved shell buttons and adornments were amazing, specially when you think they were made with very primitive tools. I also loved the architectural details, the use of colours and textures in the exterior of the building was really good.
Amazing exhibitions and always something to see, do and learn. Lots of hands on things and the Kids Space area is great! They also have wonderful events which are very fun and educational for children, as well as adults! The cafe has delicious food although it can get very busy sometimes and you'll have to wait awhile for food and/or a table. The outside areas are being revived and improved constantly and it's a beautiful area for the kids to run around and explore. My favourite exhibition so far was the items from the British museum including pieces of the Lewis Chessmen. The Play School TV Show exhibition was so nostalgic and exciting. And celebrating Australia Day at the museum was fun and my Uncle bought his Suffolk Punch horse, Nash, as part of a horse themed exhibition that was running. The museum members club is reasonably priced and also extremely beneficial with many extras including frequent discounts in the shop and use of the private members lounge. The free tea and coffee and comfortable seats looking over the lake are relaxing. There are toys for children and it's a lovely space to take a break and eat some lunch before continuing your exploring. They also have kids movies showing during the holidays and the gift shop has some gorgeous things to purchase.
Nice breakfast, slightly limited menu but there is something for the vegetarians and there are gluten free options. There are sandwiches and wraps to take away and a good selection of nice things to have with coffee. There are inside and outside options for seating with the lake providing a beautiful backdrop. Coffee is reasonable and after ordering there is table service.
This is one of my favourite museums. It has some amazing staff and excellent exhibitions that represent so much from all over Australia. The cafe has some great gluten free cake options too and the coffee isn’t bad either. Love just hanging out.
We visited the wonderful Seven Sisters audio experience and the Virtual Reality film as well. I hope this display travels around Australia. I would go again. The effort it must have taken to put it all together was so worth it, thanks so much. The museum had some terrific displays, even in the foyer. Just so good. And lunch at the cafe was beautiful. Topped off the visit. I would recommend a visit to this museum to everyone.
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