What's on: First Australians galleries

Immerse yourself in our First Australians galleries, showcasing our inspirational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island collections.

Jonathan Jones shield installation

Jonathan Jones shield installation
Photographer: Roy Weiland  © Australian Museum

Want FREE general admission all year round?

Event Type:
Everyday event
09.30 AM to 05.00 PM
Level G
Free after admission

Witness the history, spirituality and diversity of the world’s oldest living cultures in the First Australians galleries. Located on the ground floor, the galleries house two contemporary exhibitions, Garrigarrang: Sea Country and Bayala Nura: Yarning Country.

The galleries showcase a selection of the Museum's 40,000-piece collection of Indigenous Australian tools, artworks, adornments and other cultural materials acquired from early European settlement to today. Combined with audio-visual storytelling and personal narratives, the galleries aim to capture the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture from the Dreaming to the present day.


Bayala Nura: Yarning Country

An exhibition featuring hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from across Australia, showcasing the diversity of Indigenous Australian cultures.


Garrigarrang: Sea Country

Experience the deep connections of the Indigenous Australians of the NSW south coast through cultural artefacts, stories and ceremonial performances about the sea.

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