In line with the stay-at-home orders issued by the NSW Government, the AM will be temporarily closed to the public from Saturday 26 June to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19. We will plan to reopen on Saturday 28 August (subject to health advice).

As a result of the temporary closure, the Unsettled film series: High Ground screening scheduled for Saturday 28 August will be postponed to a later date. If you have registered for this event, you will receive separate communication from us.

While the AM is closed, we encourage visitors to learn more about First Nations cultures and experiences

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Rated MA15+

Set against the stunning landscapes of 1930s Arnhem Land, High Ground chronicles the quest of a young Aboriginal man to save the last of his family.

Starring Jacob Junior Nayinggul and Simon Baker, the final movie in our Unsettled Film Series tells the story of Gutjuk, who teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down his uncle Baywara – known as the most dangerous warrior in the Territory.

As the pair journey through the outback they begin to earn each other’s trust, but as the truth about Travis’ past emerges, it is he who becomes the hunted.

Uncovering a violent chapter of this nation’s history, this powerful film explores police brutality and the devastation experienced under colonisation.

*Bookings are currently unavailable.

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The Australian Museum is observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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