Opening hours

The NFSA is open Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Friday 9.00am – 8.00pm and weekends and public holidays 12.00pm – 5.00pm.

New opening hours: from 1 March 2019, the NFSA will be open daily from 10.00am – 4.00pm (except Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

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

The Library is open Wednesdays from 2:30 – 4:30pm.

What's On

Come to watch a film at Arc cinema; see a display in our Liversidge Space; 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.

Don't miss the Carriberrie: VR experience (which runs 22 February – 1 June) and book your tickets now for The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition (which runs 18 April – 18 August). Our program changes regularly; check our Events page for updates.

Please note: In 2019 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 or building noise when visiting the NFSA. See our page on The Building for updates and more information.