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Night At The Museum: Origins

Join us for a night of exploration and discovery as we take a spin through time and around the globe. From then to now, the origins of us.

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Embrace your adventurous streak and join us as we travel the world in less than four hours with:

  • Medieval swordsmen in a show of strength and skill. A re-enactment from the Dark Ages!
  • The chance to beat your own West African drum with Rhythm Connect
  • Indiana Jones inspired archaeological dig (hats provided)
  • Ancient Japanest Kendo and Kuroyamakai martial arts
  • The vibrancy and energy of and dance from the belles of Bollywood
  • An invitation to make treasure from trash with our recycled sculpture.

Full program available soon. Check out A History of the World in 100 Objects

Food and drink

Taste the flavours of the world with food and drink on sale at our pop-up bar and Museum Cafe.


Your favourite historical costume or smart casual.

Helpful hints

  • Most performances last 10 to 15 minutes
  • The exhibition shop will be open
  • Leave your large bags and coats at the cloakroom
  • Parking is free after hours
  • Try car pooling or walk from New Acton to avoid traffic

After party

Not wanting to enter the real world too soon? Join guests at the exclusive after party hosted by Lucky’s Speakeasy bar at QT Hotel, Canberra.

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Come and play at QT, with a free ride from Uber:

1. Download the Uber app and create an account
2. Enter the promo code ‘NMAnights’ when prompted
3. Check the ETA, ‘Request’ the time you need a car, and enjoy the ride.

* Only available for new riders; first ride only valued up to $20; valid for travel in Canberra only


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