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National Archives of Australia

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Address: Queen Victoria Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 886 881
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Australian archives

It was interesting to learn how and where the Government Archives are stored and the types of documents, files, films, etc that are stored and to know we have access to them.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Net M
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting to learn how and where the Government Archives are stored and the types of documents, files, films, etc that are stored and to know we have access to them.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Archives were a bit of a detour on the way to Old Parliament House (next door). I was surprised by the amount of material there. There were some great interactive displays and we even read through the very first edition of the Australian Women’s Weekly. Lots of great photos too. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Close parking was... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited to see the "museum" part of this place, and it was just as fascinating as we had hoped. The display is not huge - we combined our archives experience with a visit to the nearby old Parliament House. There is a small cafe and shop as well, and public transport access was easy. Admission was free.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting Canberra the National Archives is well worth a visit. It's another great free museum with changing exhibitions. The exhibit areas are not huge but they are really interesting. We spent about 1/2 hour looking around but you could easily spend longer if you want to and we didn't go into the reading room so that's something... More 

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Griffith, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

was great experience - once you get to know how it works - just ask - both on the phone and when in the building. I found the most interesting exhibition on when I was there as well

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a good place to take visitors. There is a lot of interesting information available. I would visit it again.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Enjoyed exhibits and looking around. Interesting and informative. Fun way to while away a lazy weekend afternoon.

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great staff and a fabulous exhibition. Small and very educational. I will definitely be back with my children. Great to see our tax dollars being used to preserve our history.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Dropped into the National Archives of Australia today. Please note the research areas are not open on the weekend, however there is a good online service that will assist you in locating information you are after. There are a couple of displays that are interesting have a look at. Well worth a visit for those looking into family history etc.

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Yass, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

A very interesting place to visit and accessible to all as their is no charge. The displays change so you can be lucky and get something fascinating, other times not so much. I recommend you ring before you go to ask what the main display is for the day of your visit. The Magna Carta exhibition was amazing. Many years... More 

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