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"NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA" Top 5 Page for this destination National Museum of Australia Tip by balhannah

National Museum of Australia, Canberra: 22 reviews and 65 photos

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this Multi – Award winning Museum uses new ideas and interactive displays to present the historic objects from the National Historical collection, allowing you to explore the stories of the Nation.

This very modern building is a “very different type of museum.”

On entry, our 1st stop was called “CIRCA”

This is a revolving theatre which you enter, take a seat, and take a ride through Australia’s past, seeing objects, images, landscapes, in four different theatres, very interesting and amazing, what a start to the Museum!

Photos are allowed in the rest of the Museum.

From here, we just wandered around, looking at displays combined with interesting reading.

There was a section on Icons of Australia, so if you want to find out about Vegemite, the Hills Hoist, the Holden car and more, pay a visit here.
Here on display, were the farm implements used by our ancestors, also a display on the different kinds of Wool.
It’s a chance to find out about and to handle the Aboriginal objects they use for collecting food & water, and to learn about their customs.

Have a laugh at our unique slang, if from overseas, this is a good place to learn what we are talking about!

There is so much to see here, we spent 2 hours and could have spent a lot longer, what an interesting place this was.

As it was lunch time, we had lunch in the Café “Cuiseum” on the ground floor which is open from 9 -5pm.

The Museum shop is located on the ground floor and has huge selection of Books, and an excellent array of Australian Gifts.

A guide told me that the Museum continually changes its displays, so next time when we go back, it will be different, as they are just about to change it.
She said they have that much either given or loaned to them, that the storage area of the Museum is full. The curator of the Museum decides what will be exhibited for public viewing.

I feel this is a MUST VISIT when in Canberra.

If you wish to do a Guided tour, then there is a fee for this.

Admission was FREE!

OPEN 9-5 pm daily

FREE Parking onsite was quite full, its quite a popular museum

Address: Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, ACT
Phone: Freecall: 1800 026 132

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 19, 2009
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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Wow, what a big chunk of gold!!

    • Oct 7, 2013 at 3:00 AM

      This was an excellent Museum! When we go back, I must visit again as they change the exhibitions.


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