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This permanent exhibition features hundreds of objects from the Museum’s collections.

Self guided program (Stage 4 - Stage 6)

Shields, spears and weavings complement the large bark canoe which was created especially for the Museum using traditional techniques.

The striking array of designs and technologies on display connects cultures to Country and reveals the cultural diversity in both traditional and contemporary Australia.

  • Syllabus links: Aboriginal Studies, History, Visual Arts, Science, Geography
  • Location: Ground Level
  • Cost: Bayala Nura: Yarning Country is included in general entry. General entry to the Australian Museum is FREE for children under 16 and local secondary school students. Teachers and accompanying adults are admitted free at a ratio dependent on the type of students. Adults, tertiary, concession and tourist groups incur a cost.

How to book

Please visit book a group visit for further information.

Please be aware that exhibition content may change at short notice. We suggest you make yourself familiar with the exhibition/s prior to creating any worksheets or assessment tasks. Teachers can contact the Group Bookings office for any questions about exhibition content and to request a preview pass for use prior to your group's visit.

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