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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

Ms Tracy Sullivan, Director  
Ms Jane Thogersen, Museum Officer
Telephone: (02) 9850 8870 Fax: (02) 9850 6594
Email: Location: Where we are

Opening Hours

Between January and March 2015 our opening hours are:
Monday - Wednesday: 9am 4pm
Thursday - Friday: CLOSED
Weekends and Public Holidays: CLOSED

* Please note that these hours are subject to change without notice, therefore if you are planning a visit to the museum we strongly recommend that you contact us via email or phone so that we can confirm the time and date.

What's New

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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