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 Museums, Family And Kids

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

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

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

  • The Musuem Cafe
  • Ivy Cafe
  • Boffins
  • The Deck at Regatta Point

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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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  • 90.9% of people who visit Canberra include National Museum Of Australia in their plan

  • 33.05% 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

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Museum Of Australia

People normally club together Australian National Botanic Gardens and National Library Of Australia while planning their visit to National Museum Of Australia.

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  • The National Museum of Australia preserves and interprets Australia's social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation. Really nice place to know a little bit more about this amazing country. Accessible to all people and nice to go with the family. Beautiful space outside and nice terrace.

  • Main foyer was bright and spacious, but the rest of the museum felt cramped and dark, and not very well structured. Compared to other museums there wasn't a whole lot to see - had expected more from the National museum and was a little disappointed. Would recommend visiting if you have 2-3 hours to spare, as it was still an enjoyable experience.

  • Purely maintained regular free museum section: bad lighting, sometimes the stand light blinks, some articles behind the glass located so far that it’s impossible to read. Cafe is nice though. Probably payed exhibition are also in better shape.

  • Very nice place. Pity about the eclectic postmodern approach evident in the choice and arrangement of the displays. The recent Rome exhibition was great.

  • Amazing place to visit if in Canberra. I went to see the Rome exhibition which was ok but the rest of the museum was magnificent. It's bigger than I expected and really well curated.

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