A must see to visit the Portrait Gallery, it's easy to view the fantastic displays and in walking distance to many attractions. Worthwhile.
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I had never been to this Gallery before and was very surprised with the works that were exhibited here. It is definitely worth visiting when you are Canberra.
What a superb exhibition that all ages can enjoy. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this social history insight into everyday people in Georgian England - no elite or royal subjects just people of the streets virtually from the pages of Dickens and located throughout...More
While a portrait gallery might seem rather predictable, the wonderful array of contemporary portraits are fascinating - so may styles and stories.
This is my happy place (I live in the ACT). Whenever I need to recharge the batteries I come here. I wander around the interesting building and see the art, I spend hours-and a fortune-in the shop (the best in Canberra), I meander outside to...More
Wonderful to get out for some fine dining at the NPG with the added bonus of a bookstore to browse next door. Order at the counter and food and drinks delivered in short time. We soaked up some sun sitting on the terrace outside. The...More
Entry here was free, unless you wanted to visit their current special exhibit for which there was a small entry free. You are able to wander through numerous galleries, admiring the amazing art works. All the staff we met were very friendly and pleasant. Well...More
Well this was better than I expected. Not only are there the portraits and busts, but a fascinating story about each person. There was so much history that I was not aware of. So many brilliant people have lived in Australia. The staff are very...More
I'm not an Art goer however I did enjoy reading some of the history and descriptions. I did enjoy the imagery I have to say strolling through the gallery was peaceful and entertaining.