Novotel Canberra is the perfect base to experience Feared & Revered at the National Museum of Australia. The captivating exhibition is a must-visit for anyone interested in spirituality, culture, and history.
This exhibition from the British Museum explores how goddesses, demons, witches, spirits and saints have shaped our understanding of the world. The exhibition features over 160 objects including sculptures, artefacts, contemporary artworks and Australian Indigenous representations of female ancestral figures, with some pieces dating back to 5,000 years. Giving you the opportunity to explore a fascinating historical account of women over time and across cultures.
The exhibition is on at the National Museum of Australia until 27 August 2023.
Novotel Canberra’s Feared & Revered package from $267 per night:
- Overnight accommodation
- Buffet breakfast for up to two adults and two children
- Tickets to Feared & Revered for up to two adults and two children
Optional add on – Feminine Power: The divine to the demonic Book. Author Belinda Crerar: $59.95
(Available for purchase at Novotel Canberra reception).
Novotel Canberra is an official accommodation partner for the National Museum of Australia.
Epic hotel facilities
The four-and-a-half-star hotel is right in the heart of Canberra’s CBD. It’s walking distance from Canberra’s best restaurants, bars and shopping.
The second floor of Novotel Canberra will be your R&R haven. The indoor heated pool, large spa and wood sauna are perfect for relaxing after a day’s explorations. There is a modern gym open from 6am to 10pm, so you can get a workout in whether you are an early riser or night owl.
Finest Canberra cuisine
Onsite restaurant, First Edition Canberra, has a mouth-watering paddock-to-plate menu, showcasing the region’s best food and wine. The seasonal menu and cocktail specials will be a hit this winter. The Feared & Revered package includes daily buffet breakfast at the restaurant including barista-made coffees. There’s also a bar and wine lounge with a roaring open fireplace.
Stylish and spacious rooms
Novotel Canberra has 286 modern guest rooms with 32-inch LCD screens, connectivity panel, complimentary Wi-Fi, sustainable amenities and carbon offsetting available. All rooms come equipped with spacious layouts with their own stylish ensuite bathroom.
Where to find Novotel Canberra
Right in the heart of Canberra’s CBD and only a six-minute drive from the Feared & Revered exhibition at the National Museum of Australia. Make the most of the prime location and also visit The Australian War Memorial, The National Gallery of Australia, walk, bike or boat around Lake Burley Griffin, take a guided tour at Parliament House, indulge your love of Harry Potter at Quizzic Alley and check out Canberra’s up-and-coming nightlife scene.
Feared and Revered: Feminine Power through the Ages
Feared and Revered: Feminine Power through the Ages celebrates the power and diversity of female spiritual beings in cultural traditions and beliefs across the globe. This exhibition from the British Museum explores how goddesses, demons, witches, spirits and saints have shaped our understanding of the world. Feared & Revered showcases more than 160 objects from the British Museum’s exceptional collection, spanning six continents and 5,000 years, from 2800 BCE to the present day. Exhibition highlights include:
- The monumental 18th dynasty seated statue of the Egyptian goddess of war and destruction, Sekhmet (1391–1353 BCE)
- An exquisitely carved carnelian ring featuring the head of Medusa with snakes in her hair
(100 BCE–100 CE)
- See an early Roman seal depicting Adam and Eve
- A Cycladic figurine which is among the earliest sculptural depictions of the female form (2800 BCE)
- The ‘Queen of the Night’ relief, thought to depict the Babylonian goddess of sexual passion and war, Ishtar (1750 BCE)
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