National Archives of Australia

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at National Archives of Australia – the memory of our nation.

Located in the historic East Block in Canberra’s parliamentary triangle, enjoy unique exhibitions in this heritage listed space. Trace the events and decisions that have shaped the nation, learn intriguing stories from Australian history, or make your own discoveries on the interactive digital wall.

After the exhibition, enjoy a coffee and delicious cake in Cafe Constitution.

Original records from the national archival collection can be viewed in the Research Centre. Simply pre-order your records online, then book a time to visit.

Can’t make it in person? Check out the terrific online exhibitions and resources for a taste of National Archives.


Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Lockers Parents Room Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi



Disabled Assistance

Wheelchair access


Australian Museums and Galleries Association


Free Entry

The entry fee supports the conservation work of the Museum of Australian Democracy to maintain the heritage-listed OPH building.

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