The National Museum of Australia (NMA) has unveiled three new visitor experiences, where guests can admire the NMA’s dramatic architecture from a private hot air balloon above Canberra, and explore the iconic collection up-close on a private tour of the galleries and storage houses.
The experiences will be on offer via Cultural Attractions of Australia (CAMD), one of the segments represented under Tourism Australia’s Signature Experiences programme.
Of the three new experiences, the In, Above And Behind The Scenes package (A$2135/US$1,435 per person; minimum two people per booking) includes a hosted hot air balloon tour of the NMA’s architecture and surrounds, an exclusive tour of the Museum with a curator before opening hours, a champagne breakfast on the deck at the lakeside cafe, a gift from the guest’s experience, and private transfers.
The second-tier package, Out To The Shed (A$349 per person/minimum two people per booking), includes an exclusive tour of the NMA’s “off display” collection in a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s purpose-built storage facilities, lunch in the Museum’s cafe, and private transfers.
The Big Histories package (A$125/minimum two people per booking) includes an exclusive tour with an expert to explore the NMA’s most iconic objects, including Phar Lap’s heart, Holden prototype, the Enterprise paddle steamer and Australia’s dinosaurs; as well as an Australia grazing platter and local beer or wine on the cafe deck.
All three experiences are bookable through the CAMD and NMA websites for travel from April 1, 2020.