Museums in Australia

When travelling Australia, stop to discover its many fascinating stories

Save this activity for a rainy day. Museums are best when thoroughly appreciated and explored and although Australia is a relatively new country, the history behind it is something that every traveller should know. Every state in Australia has a national gallery, full of art and history and are all well worth a visit, whichever state you happen to find yourself in. The National Museum of Australia is a social history museum focusing on indigenous history, European settlement and our environmental interaction, standing as a great place to start for those looking to learn.

Museums in Australia

Unusual Australian Museums

However, it’s granted that history and art do not hold the attention of everybody- particularly children, so if on a family vacation think interactive and discover the wonders of science and technology with a trip to Victoria’s Scienceworks, an interactive adventure full of hands on learning and entertainment. Exhibitions, activities, performances and planetarium shows make up the amusement at Scienceworks

For a museum that delves away from the usual, The Museum of Human Disease run by the University of Sydney is a museum that offers a display of just that. Not for the faint hearted, this museum is full of amazingly interesting specimens, each belonging to a person and with each display, a story lies behind. Additionally, for a weird and wonderful adventure, Ripley’s Museum in Surfers Paradise is full of the unbelievable, odd, bizarre and strange.

To find out more about some of Australia's museums, read our articles on Museums in the ACT andMuseums in Victoria