National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

The NFSA’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.

The cafe Biginelli Espresso is open at the NFSA Wednesday – Saturday (please check the website for times), and one hour prior to start time for events. The cafe is closed Sunday - Tuesday.

Plan your visit - COVID-19 information.

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

Book your ticket! All events will now require pre-booking so they can adhere to capacity restrictions. General access to the building or Hive does not require a booking.

Feel confident that they are taking extra measures to ensure your safety. Help them protect the community by adopting safety measures when visiting.

For the health and safety of other visitors and their staff, please do not visit the NFSA 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.
  • NFSA building - facade
    NFSA building - facade
  • NFSA building - panoramic
    NFSA building - panoramic
  • NFSA building
    NFSA building
  • Arc cinema - with social distancing
    Arc cinema - with social distancing
  • NFSA building at night - with sign
    NFSA building at night - with sign
  • NFSA building at night
    NFSA building at night
  • Storywall at NFSA's Hive
    Storywall at NFSA's Hive
  • Priscilla shoe at NFSA's Hive
    Priscilla shoe at NFSA's Hive
  • Master the Archive trivia game at NFSA's Hive
    Master the Archive trivia game at NFSA's Hive

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 10am-4pm , except Xmas Day and New Year's Day

COSTS

Not specified

Location

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

McCoy Circuit, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Non Smoking Establishment

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 215 REVIEWS

Ranked #17 of 55 Fun & Games in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“An absolute disappointment”

Reviewed on 20/06/2021

This is my second visit to the NFSA, my last was some years ago.
I truly don't understand why this once interesting and fascinating venue has lost its ability to represent that which it purportedly...

Review by

Christopher172

“Interesting building and display”

Reviewed on 06/03/2021

We have ticked just about every other canberra point of interest of the list before we got to this one as canberra locals and I must say I wish we had been here earlier.

Your experience of the...

Review by

sagreatdan

“Glad I made the time to visit”

Reviewed on 05/03/2021

A small but interesting place to visit from the interactive wall of presenters, dress-up photo opportunity, history of Australian film, and the beautifully preserved cinema showing Australian cities...

Review by

QueenslandTommy

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