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National Archives of Australia

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The Archives are now located in the old Parliament House until the end of 2018 according to the... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Wynyard, Australia
Aren't all parliament houses like this

It took an English man to take a local woman to see her old parliament building, a guided tour... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
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The National Archives of Australia can best be described as the memory of our nation – collecting and preserving Australian Government records that reflect our history and identity. Our collection traces events and decisions that have shaped the...more
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Queen Victoria Terrace | Old Parliament House, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The building for the Archives is being refurbished so it is temporarily housed in Old Parliament building. I don't think there was everything normally on display or accessible. Don't miss the exhibition on the Magna Carta.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The archives building has been sold at there are temporary items at old parliament house. The Waterhouse exhibition is being shown at old parliament house in the time being but unfortunately they are unable to show much of it due to space. It will be...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

The Archives are now located in the old Parliament House until the end of 2018 according to the literature.

1  Thank GerryTasmania
Reviewed March 4, 2018

It took an English man to take a local woman to see her old parliament building, a guided tour helped her to see what happens behind those doors to power.

Thank saint1Bostonlincsuk
Reviewed October 2, 2017

My parents migrated from London in 1958 when I was 12. I was able to find the ship's records of SS Orontes, our names and cabin numbers on the manifests, as well as the name of the Captain and the Ship's Doctor! Also found my...More

2  Thank eillamo
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Patting our backs to find a bus route that stops directly outside the East Block, we found the door closed to tourists. One day too late. Checked their website when we got home and info was there: “From close of business on Sunday 17 September...More

1  Thank schafer65
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a weekend, so free parking. Interesting exhibits. With great history. One slight issue the first exhibits lighting was low which means that some older patrons might find it hard to see/read the exhibits, I know my father did.

1  Thank frances m
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I have lived in Canberra for over 30 years but never had the opportunity or the inclination to pay a visit to the National Archives of Australia. Today, I visited the NAA to view the Gough Whitlam exhibition and it was only then I realised...More

1  Thank gdesilva
Reviewed August 18, 2017

If you want to see our founding documents.. how Australia got started.. go to NAA. Definitely ask for a tour.. else it might just seem like a pile of papers. They have regular exhibitions here too.. just so interesting.

1  Thank lois g
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Excellent presentation. In a short time this government set up so much for the future and the display gave a very interesting history on the legislation that was passed. Much was achieved during this period which gave many rights we have today. As we didn't...More

1  Thank Mark S
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