Visit the National Museum of Australia and experience the world’s oldest living cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.The best way to see and experience the National Museum of Australia is to take a guided tour. Our highly knowledgeable guides bring the objects to life by explaining the history and stories behind them. Guided tours in languages other than English are available by request.FIRST AUSTRALIANS TOUR departs at 3pm daily. This tour provides an insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' history, cultures, spirituality and connections to country, with a focus on the First Australians gallery. Guided tours in languages other than English are available by request.
Visit: National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital TerritoryThe National Museum of Australia is where Australia's stories come alive, the Museum opened in 2001 in a building designed by Melbourne architects Ashton Raggatt McDougall and Peckvonhartel, following an international design competition. Located on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin, the Museum's stunning architecture provides an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia and its people. Get to know the real, the treasured, the surprising and the inspirational objects from Australian history. It is a place that celebrates Australia’s people and culture of storytelling. See some of the nation’s most popular and important objects all in one place: from Phar Lap’s heart and the Holden Prototype No.1 to bark paintings and ochre used by Aboriginal artists over 50,000 years ago.Our guides are highly knowledgeable about the Museum and can explain the history and stories behind the objects on display in the galleries. Our guides provide interpretive tours, designed to enhance the visitor experience and facilitate questions and conversations on subjects of interest. Guided tours make the most of everything your guests will see and experience at the National Museum.