National Archives of Australia
Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at National Archives of Australia – the memory of our nation.
Located in the historic East Block in Canberra’s parliamentary triangle, enjoy unique exhibitions in this heritage listed space. Trace the events and decisions that have shaped the nation, learn intriguing stories from Australian history, or make your own discoveries on the interactive digital wall.
After the exhibition, enjoy a coffee and delicious cake in Cafe Constitution.
Original records from the national archival collection can be viewed in the Research Centre. Simply pre-order your records online, then book a time to visit.
Can’t make it in person? Check out the terrific online exhibitions and resources for a taste of National Archives.
TripAdvisor Traveller RatingBased on 139 reviews
“Lovely photo exhibition, friendly staff”
Relatively easy to find, not too far from Old Parliament House, with wheelchair access if needed. They had a lovely photographic exhibition on display when I was there, with historic photos of...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Be prepared before you visit. Great for family history searches.”
I have been searching the National Archives of Australia for family history. I came here to look at things referenced as “paper copies only” only to find, to my dismay, that they need 5 to 7 days...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Precious record keeping”
visited here in between visits to Parliament house and Old Parliament house. Good for a break from politics. We saw "reception this way" and was a great reminder of how people traveled around...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
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- Family Friendly
- Parents Room
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- Caters for people who use a wheelchair.