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“A great disappointment”

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Ranked #85 of 220 things to do in Canberra
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: We are Australia's 'living' archive – the custodian of over 2.3 million items that we not only collect, but preserve for future generations and share in many diverse ways. Watch a film at Arc Cinema, attend special events in our Theatrette, or explore one of Canberra's most beautiful Art Deco buildings.
Brisbane
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A great disappointment”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Unfortunately when we visited both the cafe where we were planning to have a lovely lunch and the cinema were closed. Perhaps they were gearing up for the school holidays but we were very disappointed at the content and presentation the day we visited

Visited July 2013
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Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Surprising Find”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Fabulous experience - we really enjoyed this well curated archive of predominantly film and TV in Australia. Interractive displays kept the kids interested and we all enjoyed this slice of media history. A must visit in Canberra ...and it's free!

Visited July 2013
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Gold Coast
Level 6 Contributor
468 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“This is not an attraction. Just if you have specific interest.”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

I had read there was a good cafe here so stopped to have lunch and a look around. Cafe was closed and nothing to see. Unless you want to specifically request something from the archive I would give this place a miss.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Yvettesaf
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Port Macquarie, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Loved the Film Museum”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Interesting, informative, interactive. Three "i" I like.
Loved seeing the Priscilla costumes, the moviola, the history of evolution of cinema. Great for kids too!

Visited August 2012
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Blacktown, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“great for film lovers”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

we spent almost 2.5 hours in this unique Museum in Canberra. This is a must if you are interested in films and sound archives like me

Visited June 2013
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