Opening hours

The NFSA is open from 10.00am – 4.00pm daily (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) and outside those hours for advertised events.

Our cafe Biginelli Espresso is open at the NFSA from 8.30am – 3.00pm on weekdays, 10.00am – 3.00pm on Saturday, 10.00am – 1.30pm on Sunday and for selected events. 

Note: Biginelli Espresso will be open from 10.00am – 2.00pm on the Canberra public holiday on Monday 9 March 2020.

What's On

Come to watch a film at Arc cinema; take a self-guided architecture tour of our Art Deco building; or just relax in the courtyard with coffee, cakes and snacks from Biginelli's Espresso.

Explore the Life Through the Lens display, sample our Vintage Australia daily screening program or experience Game Masters: The Exhibition, which runs 27 September 2019 – 9 March 2020. Our program changes regularly; check our Events page for updates.

Please note: We are carrying out vital conservation work on the heritage sandstone façade of the NFSA building. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the presence of scaffolding, building noise or temporary traffic diversion or road closures when visiting the NFSA. See our page on The Building for updates and more information.