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.

Recorded sound and moving image are perhaps the most vivid forms of expression known to humanity. These technologies capture a ‘living’ record of people, places, and events – a record of who we are and were, and of who we want to be. The NFSA is the custodian of the national audiovisual collection. The collection represents the cultural diversity and breadth of experience of all Australians.

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 we can adhere to capacity restrictions. General access to the building or Hive does not require a booking.

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

For the health and safety of other visitors and our staff, please do not visit the NFSA if you are required to be in quarantine or to self-isolate
Please visit our website for further details, including our 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 212 REVIEWS

Ranked #18 of 51 Fun & Games in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Waste of time”

Reviewed on 24/01/2021

This is not like it used to be 10 years ago as there are almost no exhibits to see. My expectation was for cinema & TV equipment along with technology improvements for both radio & TV over the years...

Review by

Boris M

“Not What I Remember”

Reviewed on 21/11/2020

Ok...so this was called ScreenSound when I last would have visited so that sort of dates how long since I’ve been there (before 2004).
Did look at the website before visiting, found it difficult to...

Review by

Sydney_AustraliaDee

“Sunday morning films”

Reviewed on 03/10/2020

My husband and I visited on a Sunday morning. The theatre had a continuous selection of films playing. Seeing Sydney in 1966 was very interesting and to hear some of the attitudes of the time was...

Review by

jaynic

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