The National Museum of Australia brings to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events. We focus on Indigenous histories and cultures, European settlement and our interaction with the environment.
"Our access team works to ensure the Museum is inclusive and accessible for people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds. Tours are available in a range of languages
Our access team can help organise participation in:
- School programs
We also run small workshops, tailored to the needs of your group, with in-gallery experiences and hands-on activities. We run art and music workshops, reminiscence, tactile and multi-sensory workshops, facilitated discussions and gallery tours."General accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Disabled parking access
- Lift access to all levels
- Wheelchair hire available
"Accessible parking spaces for visitors who have a mobility impairment and the required permit are available free of charge near our main entrance, under the loop. Coach bays 5 and 9 are suitable for coaches fitted with mobility access lifts, hoists or ramps
Wheelchair and motorised scooters: Bring your own or use one of ours. We suggest booking 24 hours in advance, phone +61 2 6208 5110, with pick-up from the Information Desk just inside the Gandel Atrium.
All Museum levels are accessible by lifts, with audible voice messages about direction and gallery levels and braille-labelled buttons. A constant pressure lift provides access to the mezzanine level of First Australians. Unisex accessible toilets, baby change tables and an ambulant toilet are available on all levels."Vision Information:
"Museum maps and Garden of Australian Dreams guides are available for free loan from the Information Desk.
Trained, registered and visibly identified assistance animals are welcome when accompanied by their handler. Read our Assistance Animal Access Guidelines and Procedures.
There is an automatic teller machine with audio in the Gandel Atrium"Hearing accessibility features:
- Hearing loop or infrared assisted listening system
"Hearing loops are available for all guided tours. We have hearing induction loops in our theatres and at the Information Desk."Intellectual/Social Information:
Trained, registered and visibly identified assistance animals are welcome when accompanied by their handler. Read our Assistance Animal Access Guidelines and ProceduresAutism/Sensory accessibility information:
Trained, registered and visibly identified assistance animals are welcome when accompanied by their handler. Read our Assistance Animal Access Guidelines and Procedures