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National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

NFSA building facade, McCoy Circuit entrance
A man and a woman look at artefacts in The Library; the man is pointing something out
Courtyard with cafe tables and garden
Arc Cinema with archival black and white footage on the screen
A group of people in a cinema (screen is not visible)
Close up of Art Deco lighting fixtures in Arc Cinema
NFSA building facade, McCoy Circuit entrance
A man and a woman look at artefacts in The Library; the man is pointing something out
Courtyard with cafe tables and garden
Arc Cinema with archival black and white footage on the screen
A group of people in a cinema (screen is not visible)

Overview

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is open daily on McCoy Circuit in Acton’s cultural precinct – drop in for date night, a family outing or a quiet afternoon to yourself. Check out the weekly Arc Cinema program, explore the curious collection of audiovisual artefacts on display in The Library, or simply enjoy a locally roasted coffee in the cosy Mediatheque or the sunny heritage courtyard.

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McCoy Circuit, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 223 reviews

“Disappointed Archive”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3w ago by Jetsetters9

Give this a big miss. We visited the archive back in 2010 and it was great and informative but now we spent all of 10 minutes there, what a disappointment.

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“Small But Very Nice Collection to View”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by Dave C

This is a small museum display, and they don't sell DVDs anymore, which was a downer, as the few vintage films we've seen of the collection look really good. Nice bits on early entertainment and...

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

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 10mos 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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  • 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
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Accessibility statement