National Museum of AustraliaApprox. Time: 2 hours
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The National Museum of Australia doesn't look like a museum and it certainly doesn't feel like a museum. The new museum uses state-of-the-art technology and hands-on interactive exhibitions so visitors can actually experience the stories of Australia.

The National Museum of Australia is also just as much about the future as it is about the past.

See 20,000 years of environmental change come to life in the rock art of Kakadu in Tangled Destinies. Celebrate the icons of Australia - including kangaroos, the Hills Hoist and Vegemite - in Nation. Share your own story in Eternity - stories from the emotional hear of Australia. Image yourself at Sydney Cove after the arrival of the First Fleet in Horizons. Immerse yourself in Indigenous dance and music as you enter the First Australians gallery.

The National Museum of Australia has a number of areas specially intended for children, as well as its own stylish, waterfront restaurant, Axis, with spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin, two cafes and a museum shop offering a unique collection of arts and crafts, books, music and learning toys for kids.

To find out more visit www.nma.gov.au