School visits

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Due to remedial works being undertaken on the East Block building, the National Archives is located at Old Parliament House (OPH) until late 2019.

The National Archives will not be hosting school visits while at OPH. During this time our Education staff will be developing enhanced school visitor experiences for our return to East Block in late 2019. Our new education programs will continue to be curriculum-linked and engaging for school students while also using our updated state-of-the-art exhibition spaces.

In the meantime, you can visit us online for high-quality curriculum-linked educational resources.

This page will also be updated with information on the National Archives' move back to East Block in 2019.

You can also sign up to our Education mailing list by emailing our Learning Officer.

New Online Booking Platform

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The National Archives has partnered with the National Capital Educational Tourism Project and eight other cultural institutions and attractions in Canberra to develop an online platform, Book Canberra Excursions.

The National Archives uses the Book Canberra Excursions online booking platform to assist tour operators, teachers and social groups to explore program availability and make group bookings.

You can now make group booking requests for October 2019 onwards via Book Canberra Excursions.

For further enquiries, please contact us at

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