National Film & Sound Archive, Canberra

Categories: History Museums, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3/5 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 Bruce, and find out what else Bruce has to offer, use our Bruce trip generator.
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  • We used to visit this museum every visit to Canberra and the whole family enjoyed it, this visit we were totally disappointed and will not visit again. All of the fun items of history have gone, the i...  read more »
  • Do not bother visiting this venue. There is absolutely nothing to see. Just an old TV showing shows from the 70's and and old radio playing programs from the past. Two smll room with vitually nothing ...  read more »
  • Today they had a 30th anniversary exhibit of Malcolm. They had the car that split in half and parts of the movie playing. In the theatre they had old movies etc playing. 
  • A better standard Cafe than any of the commercial cinemmas with an unusual, art nouveau courtyard setting. Always interesting movies out of mainstream.
  • terrible. due to lack of funding nothing much to see. visited 5 years ago and loved the collection it had. no longer available
  • Ok place to visit. Cafe closes early. Library was not open access, which means you have to book appointments to see it.
  • It was okay but not great. I only went to see the dresses from the movie, Picnic at Hanging Rock. I don't remember much more from my visit...
  • 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.
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