The National Museum of Australia is temporarily closed. This is in line with the ACT Government’s direction for a lockdown until midnight on Friday 17 September 2021, due to coronavirus. The health and safety of our community remains very important to us. See the ACT Government's COVID-19 website
Explore the Museum from home
At the heart of the National Museum of Australia is our National Historical Collection, more than 210,000 objects which represent Australia’s history and cultural heritage.Search our collection
Personal mementos spanning two decades join the Museum's National Historical Collection.
Play some games, explore Australia's history and get creative with our Fun at home craft activities.
Read about preparations for touring the Songlines exhibition internationally in a COVID-19 world.
Hear a song by Martu custodian Clinton Farmer, on show in WA with a painting by Martumili Artists, and learn about the artists’ intimate connection and knowledge of Country.
The National Museum of Australia acknowledges First Australians and recognises their continuous connection to country, community and culture.