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National Museum of Australia

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Discover where Australia’s stories come alive at the National Museum of Australia. Located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, the Museum’s stunning architecture offers visitors an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of...more
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Lawson Crescent | Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 1800 026 132
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All reviews seven sisters virtual reality aboriginal history interesting exhibits current exhibition special exhibition free entry worth a visit on display few hours couple of hours lake burley griffin great place to visit visiting canberra objects circa australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came up fot the Rome show - brilliant. But the regular (FREE!) galleries on Oz are just as excellent. Intriguing design (recommend the Building the Museum book) and setting. Helpful staff and good shop. The Antartica show well worth the $20 fee. Go there before...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank charless120
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Hosts around the museum are so knowledgeable - they share such interesting stories about the displays and artefacts, it makes the visit worthwhile.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Curious_historian
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great interesting exhibition. An amazing historical event well presented.. The exhibits were well spaced out for ease of access and the audio headsets were extremely helpful. I suggest one attends early at opening times.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gary F
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the latest virtual reality adventure on offer at the NMA, and not to be missed. Filmed with 360degree cameras, this has you exploring Antarctica, flying or driving over the icy landscape and icebergs, close to penguins, diving under the ice, inside the Davis...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Angela I
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I always recommend first time visitors to Australia to see this museum. It is one of the best introductions to Aussie history, landscapes, and society. Well at least a couple of hours.,The cafe has stunning views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank govind2305
Reviewed 3 days ago

The National Museum of Australia is located on a Penisula in Acton Canberra. The site alone is worth the visit as you have the opportunity to walk along Lake Burley Griffin which is teeming with many varieties of birds. The museum hosts fabulous events -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scifchic
Reviewed 3 days ago

good clean modern museum with large cafe and refreshment area. has cloak and bag room to leave coats and back pack behind. museum obviously has various and changing major displays and you would only visit to see what you are interested in. large area and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Doug R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Saw the ancient Rome exhibition which was excellent. Spent another hour and a half exploring the other exhibits. Fun place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank buddajoseph
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful layout - good venue for visiting exhibition on Ancient Rome. Appreciated free tourist bus from city to this - too hot for a stroll. Outstanding building design and range of Australian realia / exhibitions. Excellent fresh range of foods in cafe and facilities clean...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MoiraM168
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited for the Rome exhibit and stayed for lunch. The exhibit was well laid out and there was plenty of room to move around despite the crowds. The staff were friendly and helpful. Stayed for lunch at the cafe. There is a good variety of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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