24th - 26th August 2018
Power, Politics, Passion

National Museum of Australia

Address: Lawson Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601

The National Museum of Australia tells Australian stories, exploring the land, nation and people through its compelling collections, unique objects and original programs. A rich and diverse array of sights and sounds brings our Indigenous histories and cultures, European settlement and our interaction with the environment to life.


From the north: Head south on Northbourne Avenue towards Girrahween Street/Masson Street. At Vernon Circle, take the first exit onto Constitution Avenue and then turn right onto London Circuit. Turn left onto Edinburgh Avenue and continue onto Lawson Crescent. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Lennox Crossing.

From the south: Head north on Commonwealth Avenue and exit onto Parkes Way towards Belconnen/Tuggeranong. Take the Lawson Crescent slip road and merge onto Lawson Crescent. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Lennox Crossing.


Paid parking is available weekdays 8:30am-5:00pm, $2.50 per hour or $12.00 for a day ticket. Parking on the weekend is free.

Public Transport

There is an ACTION buses stop at Lennox Crossing, which is close to the entrance of the National Museum. The routes that go there are: route 7 on weekdays and route 934 on the weekend.

Food and Shopping

Museum Café (Broadbean Catering) is open 9:00am-4:45pm daily.

The Museum Shop is filled with a variety of items, all with a story behind them. From books and jewellery to exclusive museum products and Indigenous art, the Museum Shop offers a wide range of unique gifts and keepsakes.

Amenities and Accessibility

The National Museum is wheelchair accessible with lifts available for every area and free access parking near the entrance to the museum. Wheelchairs and scooters are available the Cloakroom, the museum suggests booking them 24 hours in advance, phone +61 2 6208 5110.

The museum's theatres have hearing loops available.

For further information on accessibility at the National Museum please refer to the official website.


The Foyer of the National Museum is the large, open space that visitors first go into when entering the museum.

Visions Theatre

The Visions Theatre will be well signposted on the day of the festival; however, if visitors are unable to find it  please feel free to approach one of the CWF team for guidance.


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