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National Archives of Australia

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

Overview

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at the 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 our nation, learn intriguing stories from Australian history, or make your own discoveries on our 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 our Research Centre. Simply pre-order your records online, then book a time to visit.

Can’t make it in person? Check out our terrific online exhibitions and resources for a taste of the National Archives.

The National Archives strictly adheres to health and safety guidelines. Please visit our website for up to date information.

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Kings Avenue, East Block, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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“Preserving the past and future”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by 619jeffry

The National Archives of Australia (NAA) has two key functions: the preservation of documents that are important to Australians and to promote their use by the public; and to promote improved...

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“Superb”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4mos ago by Lynette N

The Marion Mahoney Griffin exhibition currently on show at National Archives Building was beautifully and cleverly presented. Most enjoyable and topped off with brunch and coffee at their CAFE...

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“Not a must do”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by sagreatdan

While interesting and well presented as far as canberra attractions go this one is a long way down the list. Only visit if you have done everything else first or are doing specific research.

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