Planning your visit
Getting to the museum
The hours of pay parking operation are 8.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
- Limited short stay parking is available throughout the Parliamentary Triangle, including around Old Parliament House.
- The NCA has produced a map showing the areas in Parkes where pay parking applies.
Free shuttle bus
MoAD is one of the nine stops on the new Culture Loop shuttle bus. The free service runs seven days a week from 9.00am to 5.00pm, stopping at the MoAD every hour, from 9:35am to 4:35pm. Shuttle bus map and timetable.
The Culture Loop is a new way to experience one good thing after another in the nation’s capital, connecting visitors with some of Canberra's most loved cultural attractions and places of interest.
Park once and ride the shuttle to your favourite venues and experience an array of exhibitions, galleries, collections, stories and events.
For more information see the shuttle bus map and timetable.
The museum is accessible from Canberra’s City Centre via ACTION.
For more detailed timetables and route maps see Google Maps.
Visitor Services staff are able to book taxis upon request at the Reception desk.
General access to the building is via sixteen steps to the Main entry with further internal steps to both floors. For visitors unable to use stairs, stairless access is available via the Lower entries which are located to either side of the front stairs. Visit the accessibility page for more information.
To preserve the heritage coverings and furniture of the building we ask visitors to cloak large backpacks, umbrellas, camera tripods, food and drink. Cloaking is available upon entry at Reception.
For safety reasons, visitors may be required to present their bags for inspection.