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 31 July (subject to health advice).

In the meantime, we encourage visitors to explore our online content hub, AM Inside Out, which offers fun activities for kids at home, fascinating stories and other ways to engage online with the AM’s collections, scientists and other programs.


  • Treasures Illuminated Launch
    Launch of the Treasures Illuminated projection mapping in the Westpac Long Gallery created by AGB events. Image: Tim Levy
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  • Treasures Illuminated promo photos
    Still photos of Treasures Illuminated in the Westpac Long Gallery to help promote its launch Image: Rohan Venn
    © Australian Museum
  • Treasures Illuminated promo shots
    Still photos of Treasures Illuminated in the Westpac Long Gallery to help promote its launch Image: Rohan Venn
    © Australian Museum

Cutting-edge technology, history, science and art converge in this free presentation to provide a mesmerising audio-visual journey into the stories behind the Australian Museum's 200 Treasures.

In this stunning reimagining of the history and culture of our region, visitors are ushered from the Ground Floor of the Westpac Long Gallery to the balconies of the two levels above. With a birds-eye view of the gallery below, visitors witness a seven-minute projection using digital animation meticulously 3D-mapped across the floor, bringing to life the history, breadth and scale of our natural world.

Treasures Illuminated was created by AGB Events, the award-winning team behind iconic Vivid Sydney light installations, the annual Lights of Christmas installation on the façade of St Mary’s Cathedral and Parrtjima – A Festival in Light in the Central Australian Desert among numerous other projects.

This experience is presented by Westpac.

Wheelchair access available – enquire at Admissions.