The National Museum of Australia
A Museum that's fun!

Wow, Canberra has so much to offer a family on holidays.

What about the National Museum of Australia.

First and foremost, this national treasure is free. That's right, for the frugal or money savvy mum this is the perfect way to entertain the kids on a budget.

(Pre Kids) we were fortunate enough to be able to visit the museum in its first week of operation. It was amazing, there is so much to see and the visual aids will keep even the most disinterested of kids intrigued for hours.

We definitely recommend allowing the day to visit this museum.

There are exhibitions, some temporary, others permanent. There is a great section especially for kids, including mobile touch trolleys which are placed throughout, allowing kids to get hands-on with different objects.

kSpace is a highlight for families, it is where the museum has created a city of the future, with hands-on interactive exhibits allowing kids to consider what life might be like in the future. They can take the time to design futuristic buildings and vehicles, just to name a few.

There is also another fabulous section that is designed with several cubbies, with loads of different features to discover.

There is live story-telling and puppet shows too.

The museum is open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm, except Christmas Day.

It is located on Lawson Cres, Acton Peninsula, Canberra. See our map below for more details.

If you're thinking about taking a trip down to Canberra why not book your Canberra Accommodation here.

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