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National Archives of Australia

Connections Gallery digital wall
National Archives of Australia main entrance
Voices Gallery at the National Archives of Australia
Connections Gallery
Cafe Constitution
Connections Gallery digital wall
National Archives of Australia main entrance
Voices Gallery at the National Archives of Australia
Connections Gallery
Cafe Constitution

Overview

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.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Kings Avenue, East Block, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 141 reviews

“Very interesting archive”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3w ago by Tamsin H

A very different experience from the last time I was here. Refurbished interior different entrance and no object gallery. Still a good place to visit with plenty to see and discover.

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“Very Interesting”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3mos ago by ronm548

This was a fun place to visit. At first I was a little turned off as they have a large gallery celebrating photography, highlighting work of many who worked for the government as a photographer...

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“Lovely photo exhibition, friendly staff”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 5mos ago by jebskulker

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...

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  • Cafe
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  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
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  • Parents Room
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.