Events and exhibitions

The National Archives runs events all over the country and online.

Join us for talks, workshops and exhibitions that showcase our remarkable collection.

You can also visit the permanent galleries at our national office in Canberra. 

Connections gallery


Connections / Mura gadi


The Connections exhibition reflects surprising and important connections between Australians and their government.

Voices Gallery National Archives of Australia.


Voices / Dhuniai


Visit the Voices exhibition to take a journey through the history of the Australian Constitution and the rights and freedoms it guarantees.

A small Australian marsupial Quokka


Wild West

07 Apr 2021 - 25 Jan 2022


Discover stories of encounters with shy numbats, graceful black swans and cute quokkas.

Three women standing on a sandstone cliff above the ocean dressed in futuristic fashion.

Touring Exhibition

Out of This World

06 Oct 2021 - 09 Jan 2022

St Helens

See how the space age captured the imagination of a nation and its people, from mid-century fashion and flying saucer societies to early satellites and rocket playgrounds,

Black and white photograph of Lydia Janovska sitting in a chair

Touring Exhibition

Spy: Espionage in Australia

30 Oct 2021 - 06 Feb 2022


Spy: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia. Developed in partnership with ASIO.

A man and woman standing beside a life boat.


Members workshop

09 Dec 2021


Learn how to research your family history and connect with other NAA Members.

A policeman and other men standing within the burnt remains of a building.


North Melbourne air crash

15 Dec 2021

Virtual event

In 1943, a morale-boosting display of RAAF aerial manoeuvres ended in tragedy. Discover this fascinating story.

Xmas shop and celebrate the end of the year


First year anniversary

17 Dec 2021


A chance for members to mingle, shop and celebrate the end of the year!

Repeating pattern using Marion Mahoney Griffin's monogram


Marion: the other Griffin

11 Feb 2022 - 08 May 2022


Architect, designer, idealist, trailblazer. Marion Mahony Griffin has often been overshadowed by her famous collaborators, Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Burley Griffin. Marion: the other Griffin reveals and celebrates the life and achievements of this extraordinary woman.

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