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.

National Museum of Australia

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).

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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.