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by Felicity Banks (subscribe)
I'm a writer of interactive and normal novels including steampunk fantasy app books set mainly in Australia. Banks
Published December 29th 2012
You can spend you life there, or just an hour
One of the great things about living in the national capital is that it's so easy to go to the "national" version of everything national library, national botanic gardens, and the National Museum.

People either love or hate the bizarre shape of the museum. Personally, I'm just grateful it's not a concrete box.

There are a lot of exhibits, all of them doing their best to be as interactive as possible - from stuffed kangaroos to multimedia exhibits (featuring Playschool, which warms the Australian heart) to a replica bark hut built inside the museum. Here's a piece of 1880s fashion (made from local wool):

Right now the museum has exhibits on travel, stories from the Torres Strait Islands, Warakurna art, and a behind-the-scenes exhibit on museum work. There are always up to date details on the web site.
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Phone: 6208 5000
Where: Lawson Cr, Acton Penninsula
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