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Foyer of National Museum CanberraAustralian National Museum Canberra boasts many remarkable relics of yesteryear.

Showcasing the history of Australia, with wonderful exhibitions of Aboriginal life and culture, the early pioneers and many not so distant memories, visitors to the National Museum are guaranteed a wonderful journey and an insight into people who have made this country so great.

Opened in March 2001 and situated on the shores of Lake Burly Griffin, the unique structure in the forecourt of the National Museum beckons visitors from all parts of Canberra.

Truly unique in design, the abstract structure is a visible feature of the Canberra skyline from many areas of the city.

Carcass of last wild Tasmanian Tiger. Once inside the Museum centre, the modern architecture houses many relics of bygone years and allows visitors to appreciated the country as it was, when Europeans first settled the land.

The National Museum of Australia is open to visitors daily from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM with general admission free of charge.

The museum is located on Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra. It is just a 5 minute drive from the City Centre and easily identified by the huge orange abstract structure in the forecourt.

Visitors can spend hours and hours at the museum, which has all modern amenities, plus cafe and restaurant that serves delicious meals and quick snacks. It's great to have a coffee mid visit to recharge the batteries so you have the energy to see the entire exhibition.

Must see exhibitions are the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander exhibit, which shows the wide diversity of languages and cultures within these groups.

Abstract sculpture in Museum forecourt. There are hundreds of artifacts, stone tools and other objects that give an insight to the rich culture of the indigenous people.

There is also the carcass of the last wild Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger, the great Phar Laps heart and an original FJ Holden. Just a small selection of the many interesting and varied objects from Australian history.

There is plenty of free parking and entry is also free. Take your time and really enjoy our National Museum. It is a great display of the Australian way of life.