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National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

NFSA building - facade
NFSA building - panoramic
NFSA building at night
NFSA building - facade
NFSA building - panoramic
NFSA building at night


The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's mission is to collect, preserve and share Australia’s vibrant and diverse audiovisual culture as embodied by their evolving collection - reflecting who they were, who they are, and who they want to be.

Audiovisual technologies enable them to capture moments in time: moving images and sounds in their most vivid forms. With over 3 million items, the National Film and Sound Archive collection transforms these records into ‘living memories’ – the many facets of Australia’s peoples, cultures, ideas and beliefs, both over time and across the land.

The collection invites all Australians to connect, no matter their background and life experiences, and find common ground and a shared sense of community. All can access it to celebrate their cultures and learn from Australian history to build a better future.

Plan your visit - COVID-19 information.

Check out the program so you know what is on offer on the day you plan to visit.

For the health and safety of other visitors and staff, please do not visit if you are required to be in quarantine or to self-isolate.

Please visit the website for further details, including their safety measures and COVID-safe plan.

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McCoy Circuit, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 221 reviews

“Why is this still open!?! There is nothing to see here.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 6mos ago by 125tamarar

We both remember this being a place with lots to see after attending on school trips when we were children. Disappointingly that has changed with only one free display, a theatre and then a paid...

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“Well worth a visit”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 9mos ago by Claremont77

This is the most beautiful building with a lovely courtyard for warmer days than now. We visited for the Australians in Hollywood exhibition which was terrific. We also really enjoyed the short...

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TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by AusmumPerthWA

Lovely old building with a lovely cafe...excellent displays and lovely experience to sit in old theatre and watch archived film material of Australia Melbourne 1966.....fun interactive quiz game...

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  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Function Facilities
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Interactive Centre
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Non Smoking
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Accessibility statement