National Museum of Australia
The National Museum of Australia holds some of the nation’s most popular and important items including Phar Lap’s heart and the Holden Prototype No.1, as well as many significant artefacts from our Indigenous history.
Enjoy hands-on experiences for the young and the young-at-heart throughout the Museum.
Learn even more about our stories, our history and collections by taking a guided tour of the Museum’s exhibitions and galleries (fees apply).
More than 200,000 objects. There are five permanent exhibitions: Old New Land: Australia's People and Environment, Eternity: Stories from the Emotional Heart of Australia, Australian Journeys: Connections with the World,
Landmarks: People and Places across Australia, and
First Australians: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
25 Oct 2012 - 31 Dec 2013
The National Museum has unveiled some of the grandscale treasures its collection as part of a spectacular new display in the Hall.
07 Dec 2012 - 03 Nov 2013
Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes is an exhibition of unique works documenting a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert...
11 Sep 2012 - 31 Jul 2013
The First Australians gallery is located over two levels and traces the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their spirituality...
11 Sep 2012 - 30 Jun 2013
The Eternity gallery brings to life the personal stories of 50 ordinary and extraordinary Australians.
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2014
The Old New Land gallery examines Australia’s diverse and unique species and environments by exploring how people have responded and adapted to the land...
26 Sep 2011 - 26 Sep 2018
Landmarks: People and Places across Australia is a new National Museum gallery exploring a broad history of Australia through stories of places and their...
26 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec 2019
The Australian Journeys gallery explores the fascinating journeys of people and objects that connect Australia to the world.