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Australian History Museum

Welcome to the Australian History Museum

The Australian History Museum is unique in both its collection and its usage. We hold a vast collection numbering over 3,500 items reflecting Australia's history from pre-colonization to today.

The Australian History Museum offers the opportunity to engage with the range of objects and sources within the museum in a hands-on experience of Australia's social history.

Although the collection includes items that range from the everyday to the exquisite, material is acquired primarily for its value to teaching and research. Offering educational programs for students at primary, secondary and tertiary levels to enhance their understanding and insights into Australia's rich history and to create a meaningful educational experience for all students.

We invite you to visit the Australian History Museum and discover this fascinating and enlightening collection for yourself.

Contact Us

Telephone: (02) 9850 8870 Fax: (02) 9850 6594
Email: Location: Where we are

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8:30am - 4pm
Friday: 8:30am - 1pm
Weekend* and public holidays: CLOSED
*2nd Saturday of the month: 9am - 1pm

These hours are subject to change without notice. If you are planning a visit we recommend contacting the museum on 02 9850 8870 or to ensure the museum will be available at that time.

What's New

Selling an American Dream: Australia's Greek Cafe touring exhibition will open at Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe QLD on 3 September 2015. Curated by Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski, the exhibition will be on display until 29 November 2015. Further information: 07 3883 1898.

1950s Tablecloth

This tablecloth, donated to the Australian History Museum, is believed to date from the 1950s.

Our 1950s Tablecloth depicting frontier violence was featured in ABC's RN Drive in a recent interview with Dr Alison Holland. Listen to the full broadcast and find out what makes this tablecloth so fascinating.

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From Migrant to CitizenOnline videos: Indian Student Educational Experience ResourceSelarang to Sonkurai ExhibitionThe Greek Cafe

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