The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum

National Museum of Australia

Hot air balloons over 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. Among the many historical objects in the National Museum of Australia the following are some highlights:

To help you better appreciate the National Museum of Australia, the following guides will be helpful:


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