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National Archives of Australia

There are surprises in store at the National Archives of Australia!

This heritage building (Canberra's original post office) houses treasures from the Archives' world-class collection. Visit to discover Australia's history through exhibitions, events and more.

See Australia's 'birth certificates' in the Federation Gallery - often open for 'sneak peeks'. Exhibitions range from banned books to artwork, historic photographs to spies' secrets.

Delve into your family history in the Reading Room, browse in the store or visit their website to explore the Archives online.

You may even find yourself in their incredible collection!

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Exhibition Galleries: 9am - 5pm daily except Christmas Day and Good Friday. Reading Rooms: 9am - 5pm on weekdays and until 7pm on Tuesday. Except Public Holidays.

ENTRY COSTS

Free

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #28 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Relive aspects of the past

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We visited to see the "museum" part of this place, and it was just as fascinating as we had hoped. The display is not huge - we combined our archives experience with a visit to the nearby old...

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Worth a visit

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If you are visiting Canberra the National Archives is well worth a visit. It's another great free museum with changing exhibitions. The exhibit areas are not huge but they are really interesting...

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looking into ancestors records

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was great experience - once you get to know how it works - just ask - both on the phone and when in the building. I found the most interesting exhibition on when I was there as well

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FEATURES

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Lockers
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop