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Arts / Culture,Attraction ian 1/3/2014

National Museum of Australia Canberra InteriorThe contents of this building are about our land, our nation and our people - it is where our stories live.

The National Museum of Australia is a social history museum and it is simply terrific. If you think ‘stuffy’ goes with the word museum, forget it here. It doesn’t look or feel like a museum. The focus is on Indigenous histories and cultures, histories of European settlement and our interaction with the environment.

You can experience the stories of Australia and Australians using the latest hands-on interactive technology from the rock art of Kakadu to the Hills Hoist and Vegemite. There are areas especially for children, a waterfront restaurant, two cafes and a shop with a huge range of souvenirs and gift ideas.

We love their advice to parents, that includes – “Write your mobile phone number on your child if he/she may wander. Bone up on stuff like the Stolen Generation so you can answer children’s questions.”

The NMA is open 9 to 5 daily (except Christmas Day) and it is very disability-friendly (there are free scooters). Here's a link to the official website.

Rydges Capital Hill is perfectly located for all you accommodation needs.

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