Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries & Historical Sites

National Museum of Australia

Hot air balloons over National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia

The National Museum of Australia preserves and interprets Australia’s social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped Australia. The Museum has won many awards including two Australian Tourism Awards for “Australia’s Major Tourist Attraction”. Among the many historical objects in the National Museum of Australia, the following are some highlights:

National Museum of Australia

  • Museum:                    National Museum of Australia
  • Established:               1980
  • Type:                          Social and Cultural History
  • Exhibits and galleries include:
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories
    • Australian history and society since 1788
    • People’s interaction with the Australian environment.
  • Location:                  Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • Address:                  Lawson Cres, Acton,  ACT
  • Website:                  http://www.nma.gov.au/http://www.nma.gov.au/

National Museum of Australia Map

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