National Reconciliation Week

Learn about First Nations cultures and experiences, explore our collections and discover the exhibitions to visit when we re-open in Spring 2020.


Museum Renovation
Closed to the public
until Spring 2020
Where to find us
1 William Street
Sydney NSW 2010
gadigal yilimung (shield) made by Uncle Charles ‘Chicka’ Madden. Image: Abram Powell
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We're building a better museum

We are closed to the public to enable our major renovation, Project Discover.

Temporary closure until Spring 2020

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Museum news

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Future plans

Australian Museum’s response to COVID-19

The Australian Museum has decided to cancel or postpone public programs and events until further notice.

Capturing Climate Change

What are you seeing in our climate-changed country? Share your images, see what others are capturing and how we are responding. These images chart impacts as well as solutions. They are striking and often beautiful but reveal a planet in peril.


Virtual tour

Explore the Australian Museum galleries with Google Arts&Culture virtual reality!

Permanent exhibitions

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Selected Australian Museum event spaces are still available for functions.

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