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National Film & Sound Archive

National Film & Sound Archive Review

Housed in one of Canberra's most beautiful art deco builidngs, this museum displays Australia's audio-visual cultural history. Among the many exhibits are costumes from films including Muriel's Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and Ned Kelly, along with vintage film, sound equipment, and a film still collection of more than 300,000 images. You can relax in the small theatrette (designed along early 20th-century theater lines) and watch some of the country's early news reels and short films (some are very funny). Watch arthouse movies (at an extra cost of around A$10–A$14) in the beautiful Arc cinema, which regularly screens classic movies and other nonmainstream cinematic gems.

    Contact Information

  • Address: McCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra, ACT, 2061
  • Phone: 02/6248–2000
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Weekdays 9–5, weekends 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Central Canberra
Updated: 01-16-2014

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