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National Archives of Australia

Queen Victoria Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 1300 886 881
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Exhibitions and places for research too

We have enjoyed visiting the Archives. A viewing of the constitution is a highlight. Once through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fiona S
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Melbourne, Australia
Hidden treasure

From the outside of this building you would not imagine what treasures it holds. When we entered we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ronald R
,
Port Adelaide, Australia
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Queen Victoria Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have enjoyed visiting the Archives. A viewing of the constitution is a highlight. Once through the exhibition space, thee are computers so that you can research family history. Access to many different data sites are available, including that of ASIO. Very interesting!

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside of this building you would not imagine what treasures it holds. When we entered we were given an unplanned look at the 3 original Constitutions signed by Queen Victoria, with the original seals. They had to be kept covered and when shown...More

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 18 March 2017

One of the best places to visit in Canberra. Well organised and so much to see and do. Well kept secret!

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great history and research. best to waiting until the archives finish moving. The displays are great.

Thank gs-aussie
Reviewed 25 February 2017

An unexpected pleasure when we visited the National Archives. The intention was to experience the Iconic Houses of Australia exhibition but discovered there was so much more to enjoy. Great to see our history in safe hands.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The national archives are a must I was so surprised with the amazing exhibits and the info nation on display

Thank Gefoh
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Most people to Canberra focus on the War Memorial, Parliament House and National Museum etc. The locals know how fantastic the national Archives are. There is often an exhibition and a great gift shop for unusual items. Parking at the front door and conveniently located...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 30 January 2017

After many years of living in Canberra we had our first visit in ages. We went to see the Iconic Australian Houses exhibit. A great throw-back to my childhood and the homes our parents bought and built in the 60's. 70's and 80's. Lots of...More

1  Thank Jenny G
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The National Archives often have exhibitions in their public area that are very interesting but tend to fly under the tourist radar. In addition for those pursuing genealogical matters or war service of family etc. the staff can well guide you in your researches.

1  Thank hendrob
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Located within throwing distance from both the old and new parliament. The National Archives provides a bit sized museum experience with high quality exhibitions. Also their school holidays activities are loads of fun.

1  Thank Micci H
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