National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia
Acton, Australia

The National Museum of Australia is a museum of social history. Its mission is to bring to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and programs.

The Museum was established to collect, document, research and communicate the history of Australia, focusing on three key themes:

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures;
• Australian society and history since 1788; and
• People and the environment.

The National Museum’s vision is to be a recognised world-class museum exploring Australia’s past, illuminating the present, imagining the future.

The National Museum is a statutory authority in the Commonwealth Ministry for the Arts portfolio.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this site contains images of deceased persons, which may cause sadness or distress. The National Museum of Australia takes care to ensure that communities are consulted over the use of such images.

Some objects on display in Street View are on loan to the National Museum of Australia. View the full list of lenders on the Museum's website. Some galleries and objects have changed since Google Street View captured the Museum in 2015.

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National Museum of AustraliaLawson Cres
Acton ACT 2601
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Opening hours
Monday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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