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Australian National Maritime Museum
Part of NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week at the Maritime Museum

Visit the Museum to celebrate the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth, explore stories and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and learn more about the traditional owners of the land and waters of our nation.

NAIDOC Week gives all Australians a chance to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Museum will host a jam-packed day full of cultural activities for all ages, including artmaking activities, dance workshops with Bangarra Dance Theatre, storytelling and more.

Check out the exciting program below!

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Ben Lexcen Terrace Forecourt

11am: Smoking ceremony and acknowledgement of country

Terrace Room

10.30am – 4pm: NAIDOC facepainting and drop-in activities in Kids on Deck and make a model nawi (canoe), design a badge to celebrate NAIDOC, and learn to make a woven ghost net sea creature

11.30am: Stories and Live art with Charmaine Ledden-Lewis (Session 1)

12.45pm: Stories and Live art with Charmaine Ledden-Lewis (Session 2)

Ben Lexcen Terrace Performance area

12pm: Kids Dance workshop with artists from Bangarra Dance Theatre (families session, recommended for kids 4–12 yrs)

1pm: Kids Dance workshop with artists from Bangarra Dance Theatre (families session, recommended for kids 4–12 yrs)

2pm: Open-age Dance workshop with artists from Bangarra Dance Theatre (Open age session, recommended for visitors ages 13- adult)

12pm – 3.30pm: Drop-in artmaking workshops with Dharawal artist Sara Campbell

Museum Shop

11am – 3pm: Tea tastings – Drop in for a taste-test of our new range of Mabu Mabu teas

Bamal Yarning Space

All day – Catch a screening of Barani a story that stretches back thousands of years, exploring themes of humanity, compassion and connection.

Museum Foyer

10.30am – 11.30am and 2–3pm: Drop-in and explore touchable artefacts from our education collection at the Cabinet of Curiosities: Saltwater Stories

Contact event organiser

Australian National Maritime Museum

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