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National Archives of Australia

Queen Victoria Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 1300 886 881
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Patting our backs to find a bus route that stops directly outside the East Block, we found the door... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Visited on a weekend, so free parking. Interesting exhibits. With great history. One slight... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
frances m
Queanbeyan, Australia
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Queen Victoria Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 1300 886 881
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Patting our backs to find a bus route that stops directly outside the East Block, we found the door closed to tourists. One day too late. Checked their website when we got home and info was there: “From close of business on Sunday 17 September...More

Thank schafer65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a weekend, so free parking. Interesting exhibits. With great history. One slight issue the first exhibits lighting was low which means that some older patrons might find it hard to see/read the exhibits, I know my father did.

Thank frances m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in Canberra for over 30 years but never had the opportunity or the inclination to pay a visit to the National Archives of Australia. Today, I visited the NAA to view the Gough Whitlam exhibition and it was only then I realised...More

Thank gdesilva
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to see our founding documents.. how Australia got started.. go to NAA. Definitely ask for a tour.. else it might just seem like a pile of papers. They have regular exhibitions here too.. just so interesting.

Thank lois g
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Excellent presentation. In a short time this government set up so much for the future and the display gave a very interesting history on the legislation that was passed. Much was achieved during this period which gave many rights we have today. As we didn't...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is an interesting place to visit. The displays are detailed and informative. Allow at least 2-3 hours.

Thank kevin36
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The National Archives in Queen Victoria Terrace is often overlooked by visitors and Canberrans alike, yet this lovely heritage building, which was originally Canberra's post office, houses treasures from the Archives' world-class collection. You can discover Australia's history through exhibitions, events and photographs. I enjoyed...More

Thank Tiziana D
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Well worth a visit, the entry is free. The day we were there (Sunday) there is no cafe facilities open. The foyer has an interesting interactive visual display of different aspects of Australian life such as sport, music and culture. Don't allow too much time...More

1  Thank michandmal
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The National Archives located in the wonderful "Parliamentary Triangle" is an informative and interesting place to add to your list of must-do in Canberra. The ACT Bus #81 (stand 10) goes past the Archives. The range of information on display is wonderful, interactive touch screens...More

1  Thank Spenceclan
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Went here early on a Sunday morning and I think I was the only one there for a bit. Has lots of interesting and original pieces of history to see and read. Lots of diverse things on display. Lots of interactive and AV displays. Not...More

1  Thank reeciesezzie
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