Top-10 List: Our Favourite Museums from around Australia

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This list is our own personal top ten Museums we have seen in our travels around Australia, mostly from our 2008 around Australia trip. See also our favourite Art Galleries.

1. Darwin Museum

Mindil Beach

2. Melbourne Museum

3. South Australian Museum, Adelaide SA


The South Australian Museum is a natural history museum in Adelaide, South Australia, founded in 1856.

4. Nimbin Museum, Nimbin NSW

Nimbin Museum, Nimbin NSW

Nimbin Museum, Nimbin NSW in the hippy alternative town of Nimbin, in country New South Wales, Australia.

5. Bradman Museum, Bowral, NSW

Don Bradman

The Bradman Museum in Bowral NSW Australia is a must for any cricket fan.

6. Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

War Memorial Diorama

The dioramas at the Australian War Memorial are our favourite displays, though there is enough to keep you interested for hours.

7. Eureka Museum, Ballarat VIC

Ballarat Museum

8. Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum

Carnarvon space and technology museum

The Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum was a real surprise, the area has played a huge part in assisting NASA with space exploration

9. Perth Museum

WA Museum Boola Bardip

The WA Museum, also known as Boola Bardip, was opened in 2020, a brand new museum for Perth

10. WA Shipwrecks Museum

WA Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle

The Western Australia Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle is a fascinating maritime archaeology museum, with a focus on the waters along the west coast of Australia. And as a bonus it is free entry.

* Museums missing out on the top-10 are: Port Macquarie Museum, Berrima Museum

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