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National Library of Australia
Canberra Top 5 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.5/5
75 Reviews
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Closed Open from 9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-8 hours
Address: Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia
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Official website: https://www.nla.gov.au/
Phone: +61-2-62621111

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The Australian Library in Canberra is a large national-level library. It houses many formal documents and scientific works. You can borrow some books and study slowly. It is very quiet and has a cultural atmosphere.

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  • Wayne C
    Wayne C
    Sydney, Australia
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    There is always something interesting at the NLA

    There are two exhibitions at the NLA at the moment: Ellis Rowan's Birds of Paradise & Built Australia. Ellis Rowan was one of the best bird & plant painters ever. It was a treat to see so many paintin...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604797492000+0800)/
  • Ian S
    Ian S
    Newcastle, Australia
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    A standout

    LEAVING AUSTERITY BEHIND I should fess up initially. This is my favourite building in all Australia; ahead of the lauded Opera House, Perth’s gorgeous post o...

    Reviewed on /Date(1584971154000+0800)/
  • Lori L
    Lori L
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    Cafe not worth it.

    Tried 2 days in a row, on a weekend, which happened to be a long weekend hosting the Enlighten Festival to have a drink at the cafe on the balcony, overlooking the lake. Both days we were told balcony...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583625448000+0800)/
  • Sharon O
    Sharon O
    Melbourne, Australia
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    A great secret - wonderful balcony over looking the lake for lunch

    The library itself is wonderful but this is the place to walk to for lunch when visiting the National Gallery. You can sit and look at the lake and mid afternoon, despite the beautiful sunshine, it wa...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582735564000+0800)/
  • westy54
    westy54
    Sydney
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    The Treasures Gallery is worth a look. The Library though is not a must see unless there is a good exhibition.

    The current Library building on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin was opened in 1968 and, including its two offsite collection storage centres, has a collection of over ten million books, manuscripts a...

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