Lifting the lid: view the original Australian Constitution

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

24 February 2024 to 17 May 2024

Saturday 24 Feb
and 20 April
2 to 3 pm

Friday 17 May
11 am to 12 pm


National Archives of Australia
National Office
Kings Avenue
Parkes, ACT 2600



Are you intrigued by the voices that echo through the national archival collection, telling our national story?

Do you want to know more about how we live together as Australians, about our values and aspirations, and the histories that have helped create the Commonwealth of Australia?

Here is your chance to view the original Australian Constitution and the Royal Commission of Assent signed by Queen Victoria as we lift the lid.

Visit Voices / Dhuniai and explore stories of people seeking to be heard from Federation through to today.

In Connections / Mura gadi, learn the purpose of the national archival collection through original records and intriguing stories on display and curated on our interactive digital wall.

Enjoy this informative tour of two permanent exhibitions in the heart of Canberra in the beautiful heritage-listed East Block building.