National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia information

Location
Canberra , Australia
Address
Lawson Cres
Acton Peninsula
Telephone
+61 2 6208 5000
More information
www.nma.gov.au
Prices
admission to permanent collection free, guided tours adult/child/family $10/5/25
Opening hours
9am-5pm
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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.