• Permanent exhibition
    Currently closed
  • Time to visit
    We recommend 1 hour to experience everything
  • Tickets
    General admission, no bookings required
  • Food with a view
    Visit our cafe on Level 4

The Australian Museum is currently closed to the public until Spring 2020 to enable our major $57.5m renovation, Project Discover.


Garrigarrang nura means sea country in the language spoken by the Eora people, who have lived in the Sydney basin for thousands of years. Sea country encompasses every part of Australia’s coastline – its ocean, plants and animals, its beaches, land and estuaries, its seasons, weather and sky, and its Salt Water People.

Garrigarrang explores the rich cultures and spiritual traditions of the Salt Water People who call sea country home. Learn how they managed to live sustainably and harmoniously for tens for thousands of years. Hear their stories of first contact with Europeans, and their ongoing struggle to preserve their living cultural identity.

Discover traditional objects and culture from around Australia’s sea country. Explore creation stories and whale ceremonies from the NSW coast and see ceremonial costumes and dance masks from the Torres Strait.

Come to Garrigarrang and experience the richness of one of the world’s oldest continuing cultures.


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