National Museum of Australia
Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet
Built in 1970 to mark the bicentenary of Cook’s landfall, the Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet flings a 6-tonne column of water up to...
Mr Spokes Bike Hire
Near the Acton Park ferry terminal; bike hire per hour/half day/full day costs $20/30/40.
Southern Cross Yacht Club
Provides Sunday lunch and Thursday dinner sightseeing cruises aboard the MV Southern Cross (adult/child $70/25), as well as a one-hour...
Palace Electric Cinema
Arthouse, documentary, independent and quality new release films are screened at this brand-new cinema in the glam NewActon complex.
The Tea Lounge
Put on your glad rags (boaters and feather boas are not unknown) and shimmy on down to the lounge in the Hyatt Hotel to enjoy a lavish...
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Lonely Planet review
Dismantling and analysing a national identity is a laudable endeavour, and this museum makes a valiant effort to do just that. Cluttered with exhibits, it makes a point of avoiding standard curatorial conventions such as organising exhibits chronologically, which some visitors will find exhilarating and others will find annoying – kids tend to love it. Exhibits focus on environmental change, indigenous culture, national icons and more. Don't miss the introductory film, shown in the small rotating Circa Theatre at the start of the exhibition route.
Bus 7 runs here from Civic. There's also a free bus on weekends and public holidays, departing regularly from 10.30am from platform 7 in the Civic bus interchange along Alinga St, East Row and Mort St.