Joy of Museums Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites

Australian Museums – Virtual Tour

Sydney Opera House Close up HDR Sydney Australia

Australian Museums – Virtual Tour

Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Pacific and the Indian oceans. Its principal cities are spread around the coast and include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, and Darwin.

Australia’s political capital is Canberra, which is inland and 250kms southwest of Sydney.  Australia is the world’s largest island but also the smallest continent. The country is divided into six states and two territories.

Australia has some great museums which provide a unique sample of Western, Asian, and Pacific masterpieces as well as a significant focus on the Australian Aboriginal culture.

NOTE for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander: The collections on this site may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased.

A Virtual Tour of the Museums and Art in Australia

Indigenous Aboriginal Art 

The history of Indigenous Australians began over 65,000 years ago when Aboriginal Australians first populated Australia.

At the time of first European contact, it is estimated that as many as 750,000 people lived in Australia, with upper estimates being as high as 1.25 million.

A cumulative population of 1.6 billion people has been estimated to have lived in Australia for over 70,000 years. With this long and diverse history, Australia’s First Peoples developed a strong spiritual connection to the land, water, and animals that continues today.

“In the spirit of reconciliation, the “Joy of Museums” acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, and community.

We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.”

Museums  in Australia

Australian Proverbs and Quotes


  • Country:                                Australia
  • Political Capital:                    Canberra
  • Largest City:                          Sydney
  • National language               English
  • Population                           24 million
  • Australian States & Territories with Capital City
      • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) – Canberra
      • New South Wales (NSW) – Sydney
      • Victoria (VIC)  – Melbourne
      • Queensland (QLD) – Brisbane
      • South Australia (SA) – Adelaide
    • Western Australia (WA) – Perth
    • Tasmania (TAS) – Hobart
    • Northern Territory (NT) – Darwin

Museums in Australia

Top 5 Museums in Sydney, Australia

Melbourne Vacation Travel Guide

Australian Museum – Sydney

Museum of Sydney

Canberra Vacation Travel Guide

Top 5 Museums in Melbourne, Australia

See the National Museum of Australia


” A Platypus is a duck designed by a committee.”
– Anon


Photo Credit: By Hai Linh Truong from Sydney, NSW, Australia (Sydney Opera House Close up HDR Sydney Australia) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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