National Archives of Australia

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at the 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 our nation, learn intriguing stories from Australian history, or make your own discoveries on our 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 our Research Centre. Simply pre-order your records online, then book a time to visit.

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

The National Archives strictly adheres to health and safety guidelines. Please visit our website for up to date information.


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



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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