Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, the National Museum’s stunning architecture offers visitors an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia’s land, nation and people.
From the historically significant to the intriguing, the Museum’s collection consists of more than 200,000 objects. It includes the heart of legendary Australian racehorse Phar Lap, fascinating large objects such as a remarkable saw doctor’s wagon, and the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal bark paintings.
A special feature within the Museum is The Garden of Australian Dreams. The garden is a symbolic landscape – large sculptural forms within a body of water, a little grass and a few trees and provides an opportunity for visitors to stop and relax. The design is based on a slice of central Australia, take one step and you travel the equivalent of 100 kilometres across the real landmass of the country.
The National Museum of Australia is proud to support the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture.