National Film & Sound Archive, Canberra

(2.8/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Housed in a grand structure, National Film & Sound Archive catalogues Australian film and sound productions, which in turn chronicle much of the country's history. While much of the footage is stored in environmentally controlled vaults, a huge amount is on display. Be sure to check the schedule for screenings throughout the week at Arc Cinema. To visit National Film & Sound Archive on your holiday in Canberra, and find out what else Canberra has to offer, use our Canberra trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • A sad diminution of visitor facilities it used to have as an educational and inspirational place to visit and learn in a fun interactive way. Advised only two spaces open to the public on a daily basi...  more »
  • If you have looked at the brochures and are expecting a museum full of exhibitions, gadgets and gizmo's then you are setting yourself up for disappointment. However, once you realise that the museum o...  more »
  • Despite being reviewed in travel brochures as being interactive and dynamic- there is nothing there to interact with as there was a few years ago. Notices on the walls boast about the size and scope o...  more »
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  • A better standard Cafe than any of the commercial cinemmas with an unusual, art nouveau courtyard setting. Always interesting movies out of mainstream.
  • I made a special trip to Canberra to visit the archive- horror of horrors! Closed at the weekend! What nonsense is this? A unique facility, which attracts visitors from across the world closed at the weekend?
  • The cinema layout is inconvenient. First five rows have the same height.
  • terrible. due to lack of funding nothing much to see. visited 5 years ago and loved the collection it had. no longer available
  • The NFSA is and a great experience for film lovers young and old. Housed in the old anatomy building - you can just imagine the ghosts throwing around the film cans - the feeling of history, the wonderful courtyard and great facilities are well worth the visit. We have hosted many events in the Arc Theatre - state of the art projection facilities, post screening premiere party in the courtyard - well worth the visit or hiring the facilities for screenings and gatherings.