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National Film & Sound Archive

  • McCoy Circuit Map It
  • Acton

Published 07/20/2016

Fodor's Review

Housed in one of Canberra's most beautiful art deco buildings, 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$5–A$25) in the beautiful Arc cinema, which regularly screens classic movies and other nonmainstream cinematic gems.

Sight Information


McCoy Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2061, Australia

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Open some weekends for special events

Published 07/20/2016


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