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National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA)

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We went as a family to see the health ledger exhibit and were impressed by the breath of items... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
crazybigal
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Canberra, Australia
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I wasn't sure about visiting as I had been years ago and although interesting the old displays felt... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2019
902keithp
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Geelong, Australia
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Watch a film at Arc cinema; enjoy our latest exhibition; take a self guided tour of our Art Deco building, or just relax in the courtyard with coffee, cakes and snacks from Biginelli's Espresso. Open daily, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
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Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

I persuaded my husband to visit as I remembered seeing old films, adverts, tv programmes on a visit to Canberra some years ago. Was left wondering if I was in the wrong place but reading other poor reviews it seems it has changed. It is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Mig_Gonzalez, Manager Social Media at National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Leedstravellers, Thank you for your feedback. We currently have a virtual reality experience titled CARRIBERRIE, which celebrates Australian Indigenous dance and song. Did you try this immersive film? Our gallery is reopening on 18 April with our new exhibition, showcasing the original costumes from...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

NFSA is a fantastic place to visit. Very regular film screenings ,vinyl lounge every month,great guest speakers and rolling exhibitions. The cafe is great and the courtyard serene. The staff are excellent. This is a place well worth visiting

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fearless26197
Mig_Gonzalez, Manager Social Media at National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Thanks for your great feedback Fearless26197! We're glad you've enjoyed your visits to the NFSA, and look forward to seeing you again at our upcoming exhibitions, Carriberrie (22 Feb - 1 June) and The Dressmaker (18 April - 18 August).

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We went as a family to see the health ledger exhibit and were impressed by the breath of items. Was not great for young kids as there was not Much to entertain themMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank crazybigal
Mig_Gonzalez, Manager Social Media at National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thanks crazybigal for your feedback; it is quite a comprehensive exhibition and we're glad you found it interesting. In relation to the kids, we will unveil an immersive virtual reality experience in late February. We will make the announcement soon; you may want to return...More

Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Recently visited the Heath Ledger exhibition and loved it. The guides were helpful and attentive with any questions and the exhibition was well curated and comprehensive. Health will always be one of the actors that ignited my love and appreciation for film - especially Australian...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank phi-cate
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We travel to Canberra regularly, and try to visit somewhere we haven't been before, on each trip. This was my first visit to the NFSA and I was quite impressed. We were advised by staff, that the only points of interest, were from the current...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank C0nstantlyOnTheG0
Mig_Gonzalez, Manager Social Media at National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Thanks C0nstantlyOntheGO (what a great username!) for your kind review. We're glad you felt inspired by the Heath Ledger exhibition; other visitors have provided similar feedback so it's a testament to the Curator and the Ledger family, who worked together on developing this tribute. We're...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Great little store - some archival materials - a small coffee shop and most of all film screenings and special events - that’s the mains drawcard . The great thing is you can go there then go past the science dome ( which looks like...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

I wasn't sure about visiting as I had been years ago and although interesting the old displays felt like they had their time. I was impressed with the new format and the Heath Ledger exhibition, it was informative, moving and a great tribute to such...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 902keithp
Mig_Gonzalez, Manager Social Media at National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Hi 902keithp, and thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed and were moved by the Heath Ledger exhibition. We have an immersive 360 experience coming in February, and a brand new exhibition in March, so please follow us on social media for further news....More

Reviewed November 21, 2018

We visited on Tuesday to see the Heath Ledger exhibition. It was fantastic and featured many unusual items from his life including childhood. My costume designer daughter loved all the movie exhibits. The staff were friendly helpful and informative, the café was good and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Before writing this review, i (sadly) read through quite a lot of bad ones, particularly in relation to the Heath Ledger exhibition- mainly people saying they are not a fan of his work, which is absolutely truly fine, but really not a reflection on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FuudTrip
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

A great exhibit to compliment the documentary on Heath Leger's life and films. I thought it was well done, interesting and informative and free.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Hi Charron M. Please email enquiries@nfsa.gov.au so we can help you. Thanks.
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