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  • Writer's pictureSteve & Paul

National Museum of Australia - Canberra, Australia

This relatively new building is on the grounds of the previous Canberra Hospital which was blown up back in the late 1990's (killing a bystander in the process) to make way for the National Museum. The building's contemporary architecture is pretty cool.

These images of the external building give you an idea of what it's like.

The building houses Jack Brabhams F1 car, autographed by the legend himself.

It also houses an original FJ Holden which was produced in Australia by Holden from 1953 to 1957. They've attached a tiny pink caravan to the back of it, which looks so small compared to what we call caravan's today. The FJ was the second model of an "all Australian car" manufactured by Holden

There was an Indigenous art exhibition on when I was there as well, but there are exhibitions changing regularly at the museum, although I found it quite confusing as to what was on where and there seemed to be a distinct lack of signage and information when I was there.

*** Worth a visit.


LOCATION: Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra.

HOURS: 9am-5pm daily, closed Christmas Day


CALL: 1800 026 132

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