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National Library of Australia

Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia
+61 2 6262 1111
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Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia
+61 2 6262 1111
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Service not too crash hot. Luckily ambience and setting is absolutely beautiful. Food is terrible: smashed avocado with a weird sweet balsamic reduction which meant my savoury brunch became a torturous confusing mess. Hash Benedict again tasted weird and sweet. Ordered pancakes for the kids...More

Thank Christina P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The library is far more than just a library. We had a meeting and the facilities in the main theatre and in the breakout rooms was excellent. When we were there we took the opportunity to look at the Treasures Gallery which was well worth...More

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a place for a short visit depending on whether exhibitions are being held. As it was between exhibition dates we spent 20 minutes in the treasures room. Very interesting

Thank Paul h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I bring all of my visitors here and the only thing that saves my sanity is lunch here. Great location, lovely scenery and the food is yummy just wished they still had lunch special with appetizer/main and alcoholic beverage.

Thank mujergato
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not our first visit to the library, but it is always worth a visit as the exhibitions change. There is also a great cafe, the BookPlate, which is certainly worth a visit.

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An exhibition well worth the trip! The National Library is a superb iconic building and ideal place for this brilliant exhibition.

Thank ruth m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibition was free and very interesting with lots of exhibits (it was about the history of advertising and it had lots of posters and information). I went to the cafe but there is no service - you need to queue up to order (and...More

Thank Redbackspider
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Library has a number of displays that are more like a museum, they often have talks and there are a number of research rooms with artefacts.

Thank Canberrascooter
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Stopped in here on the way back from Questacon - there was a display on the history of Advertising in Australia - that kept the kids interested for a bit! Free entry, so worth a look.

Thank jukebox333
Reviewed April 14, 2017

We had a short visit to view the current exhibition "The Sell - A History of Advertising in Australian". So many memories were invoked and it was interesting seeing the original images of many well-known products and how they were marketed at the time. A...More

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