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!
TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING
Ranked #28 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor
Certificate of Excellence 2016
TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS
Reviewed on 13 Aug 2016
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...
Reviewed on 14 Jul 2016
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...
Reviewed on 13 Jul 2016
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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