The National Museum of Australia

Lawson Crescent, Acton, Canberra, Australia
Museum/Art Gallery

Opening Hours

09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
The National Museum of Australia


The National Museum of Australia is where our stories come alive.
*About us *

The National Museum of Australia is where our stories come alive.

We love using social media to share these stories with the world, and engage with diverse audiences.

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* Social media community standards *

We aim to keep our social media channels relevant, engaging and inclusive. We’d like to keep this a pleasant space for everyone, and ask that you are respectful to other members of this community and keep discussions on topic.  

You are expected to uphold the Museum’s social media community standards, and our moderators apply these standards when monitoring our accounts.

We will also remove content that is abusive, disrespectful or uses inappropriate language. Please notify us if you see something that you feel breaches Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and/or our community standards.  

Whilst we strive for accuracy, we are human and sometimes make mistakes. If we’ve got something wrong, kindly let us know – we’ll fact-check our content as quickly as possible and correct any errors.

* Queries and account moderation *

This page is monitored and moderated weekdays from 8:30am – 5:30pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time). During these hours, we aim to respond to relevant queries as quickly as possible and moderate content that does not meet our community standards.

Outside of standard moderation hours, responses may take some time. Please free call 1800 026 132 for queries about weekend visits, or refer to our website at

Queries submitted outside of standard operating hours will be reviewed and responded to as quickly as possible during standard business hours.

If you have a query about:
-   educational research
-   our collection
-   donating an object to our collection

please email our Duty Curator at  

Timeline Photos The Museum will be closed on Christmas Day but open every other day 9am to 5pm. Please see our website for all info about our exhibitions, parking, café and store hours:

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos Stuck on what to give your folks and the kids? Dreading trying to find a gift for Uncle Bob or Aunty Nancy? Pop into the Museum Shop to check out the huge range of beautiful gifts, or visit our online shop:

Timeline Photos