Museums Australia

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Clayton Farm Heritage Museum
Clayton Farm Heritage Museum is the former home of the Wiese family located off Naracoorte Road on the outskirts of Bordertown, South Australia. It consists of a group of historical thatched buildings and sheds. The historic farm homestead dates back to 1885 with a woolshed dating back to 1901.

National Dinosaur Museum
The National Dinosaur Museum is the southern hemisphere's largest permanent display of prehistoric material, located in Gold Creek Village near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The museum's exhibition follows the evolution of all life, with a particular focus on dinosaurs.

The National Museum of Australia
The National Museum of Australia was formally established by the National Museum of Australia Act 1980. It did not have a permanent home until March 2001, when it was officially opened in the national capital Canberra. The National Museum preserves and interprets Australia's social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation.

National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame
The National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame is a women's museum located in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.

Art Gallery of South Australia
The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), located on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace in Adelaide, is the premier arts institution in the Australian state of South Australia. It has, after Victoria, the largest state art collection in Australia.

Ayers House
Ayers House is a historic mansion in Adelaide, South Australia located on North Terrace. It is named after Sir Henry Ayers, five times Premier of South Australia and wealthy industrialist, who occupied it from 1855 until 1897. Ayers House is the property the National Trust of South Australia. For the last 30 years it has been used as a corporate function centre, restaurant and museum. On display are costumes, silverware, artwork and furniture, as well as a 300 kilogram chandelier.

National Railway Museum
The National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide, South Australia, is the current site of the Port Dock Station Railway Museum's vast Australian Railway Collection.

Avondale Agriculture Research Station
Avondale Agriculture Research Station or Avondale Discovery Farm is one of thirteen research farms and stations operated by Western Australia's Department of Agriculture and Food. In addition to its research, Avondale has historical buildings, a farming equipment museum and operates as an agriculture education centre specialising in introducing primary school children to farming, and teaching of its history in Western Australia.

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Canberra Museum and Gallery, an art gallery and museum in Canberra, the capital of Australia. Located on London Circuit, in Civic in the centre of the city. The gallery was opened on 13 February, 1998.


Army Museum
The Army Museum of Western Australia is a museum located in an historic Artillery Barrack in Fremantle, Western Australia. The museum was established in 1977 and has 3 Victoria Crosses on display.

HMAS Vampire (D11)
HMAS Vampire (D11) was the third of three Australian-built Daring-class destroyers serving in the Royal Australian Navy. She was laid down by the Cockatoo Island Dockyard at Sydney in New South Wales on 1 July 1952, launched on 27 October 1956 and commissioned on 23 June 1959.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
The Museum of Contemporary Art (abbreviated MCA) in Sydney, Australia is an Australian museum solely dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art, both from across Australia and around the world.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is the main museum in the Northern Territory. The museum is located in the inner Darwin suburb of Fannie Bay. The museum falls under the responsibility of the Northern Territory Government department of Natural Resources, Environment and The Arts.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
The Heide Museum of Modern Art is located in Bulleen, Victoria, Australia and was established in 1981. The site was originally owned by the prominent Melbourne art collectors John and Sunday Reed, whose private farm-house was known as Heide (and now Heide I).

Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum
The Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum is based in Faulconbridge of the Blue Mountains, Australia. The property is a stone cottage on a 42 acre (170,000 m²) block of land which was originally owned by the Australian artist and writer Norman Lindsay. The property also contains some smaller buildings including two used as an oil painting studio and an etching studio.

Australian National Maritime Museum
The Australian National Maritime Museum, a maritime museum operated as a statutory authority of the Australian Government, is located at Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales.

National Alpine Museum
The National Alpine Museum of Australia is located at Mount Buller, Victoria, Australia on the campus of La Trobe University. It is "a non-profit; membership supported Museum dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting elements from the broad spectrum of ski history for the purpose of research, education, and entertainment". It showcases a collection of ski memorabilia covering the evolution of alpine activities in Australia.

Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial is Australia's national memorial to the members of all its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia. The memorial includes an extensive national military museum.

National Gallery of Australia
The National Gallery of Australia is the major art gallery and museum in Canberra, holding over 120,000 works of art. It was established in 1967 by the Government of Australia as a national public art gallery.

Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre, is located on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, Australia. It is a large centre with more than 200 interactive exhibits relating to science and technology.

Elizabeth Bay House
Elizabeth Bay House is a historic home in the suburb of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Built between 1835 and 1839, Elizabeth Bay House was known as 'the finest house in the colony'. Elizabeth Bay House is a 19th century Regency style home originally surrounded by a 54 acre garden but now situated within a densely populated inner city suburb.

Sydney Tramway Museum
The Sydney Tramway Museum is an operating tramway museum, located in Loftus in the southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Sydney Tramway Museum is the trading name of the South Pacific Electric Railway (SPER).

Australian Museum
The Australian Museum is the oldest museum in Australia, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and anthropology. It features collections of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, as well as mineralogy, palaeontology, and anthropology. Apart from exhibitions, the museum is also involved in indigenous studies research and community programs.

Museum of Sydney
The Museum of Sydney is built on the ruins of the house of Australia's first governor-general, Governor Phillip on the present-day corner of Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney. The original house, which was Australia's first Government House, was built in 1788 and exposed by archaeologists in 1983. The museum was built as part of the Governor Phillip Tower development.

Powerhouse Museum
The Powerhouse Museum is the major branch of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney, the other being the historic Sydney Observatory. Although often described as a science museum, the Powerhouse has a diverse collection encompassing all sorts of technology including Decorative arts, Science, Communication, Transport, Costume, Furniture, Media, Computer technology, Space technology and Steam engines.

Nicholson Museum
The Nicholson Museum houses the University of Sydney's collection of antiquities, one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. It is located at the southern entrance to the Quadrangle of the Main Campus of the University of Sydney.

Sydney Maritime Museum
The Sydney Maritime Museum, also known as Sydney Heritage Fleet, is a private not-for-profit museum located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Museum of the Riverina
The Museum of the Riverina is a local history museum in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. The Riverina is the region in south-western New South Wales in which Wagga Wagga is located. The museum was established by Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society in 1967 (Morris, p. 241) in premises near the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens on Lord Baden Powell Drive.

Macleay Museum
The Macleay Museum, devoted to the history of science, is located on the main campus of the University of Sydney, Australia.

Temora Aviation Museum
The Temora Aviation Museum is an Australian aerospace museum located in Temora, New South Wales. The museum is home to many historic military and civilian aircraft that range from the World War II era to the Vietnam War era and holds flying days (normally once a month) to display its operating aircraft.

Queensland Museum
Queensland Museum was founded by the Queensland Philosophical Society on 20 January 1862[1], and had several temporary homes in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Cobb and Co Museum
The Cobb and Co Museum is located in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. The museum was opened in 1987 when the Queensland Museum was looking for space to display its catalogue of horse drawn vehicles. Instead of taking up the huge amount of space required to display the collection properly at its Brisbane campus, the museum decided to open up a new campus in Toowoomba.

Old Melbourne Gaol
The Old Melbourne Gaol is a museum and former prison located in Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Currently it consists of a bluestone building and courtyard and is located next to the old City Police Station and City Courts buildings.

Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum of Tasmania is a privately operated maritime museum dedicated to the history of Tasmania's association with the sea, ships, and ship-building, and is located at Carnegie House in Sullivans Cove, Hobart, Tasmania.

Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Museum of Tropical Queensland (abbreviated MTQ) is a museum of natural history, archaeology and history located in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. It is located in the same complex as the Reef HQ Aquarium. MTQ is a member of the Queensland Museum Campus Network.

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) is a museum located in Launceston, Tasmania. Established in 1891, the Queen Victoria has a strong reputation for its excellent collection which houses a fine exhibition of Colonial Art, contemporary craft and design, Tasmanian history and natural sciences, specifically a zoology collection.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a museum located in Hobart, Tasmania. The museum was established in , by the Royal Society of Tasmania under the leadership of Sir John Franklin, the oldest Royal Society outside of England.