Hive at the National Film and Sound Archive

Hive at the National Film and Sound Archive

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.

A new space to explore NFSA stories is opening at the NFSA this August.

Come along to visit Hive and delve into the secrets and surprises of the NFSA collection, its people and its treasures.

Discover the untold stories of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’s platform shoe and spend some time enjoying the Sounds of Australia. Test your knowledge of Australian culture with our NFSA trivia game and immerse yourself in the personal stories of NFSA experts in a truly special lifesize interactive experience.

The stories in this cosy space will change and be updated so there is always plenty to explore.

You told us you wanted to know more about what we do and how we look after your national collection, so Hive is dedicated to doing exactly that. Enjoy!
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Daily: 10am-4pm




Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.


Hive at the National Film and Sound Archive

McCoy Circuit, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia