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National Portrait Gallery

King Edward Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6102 7000
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The new National Portrait Gallery building, situated on King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, bounded by the High Court of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, displays some 400 portraits of people who have shaped Australia and who continue to shape our nation. Home to the nation's portrait collection the National Portrait Gallery comprises gallery spaces for the collection and temporary exhibitions, public areas including a cafe, shop, function room, theatrette, education and school group areas, and basement car parking.
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King Edward Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6102 7000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see to visit the Portrait Gallery, it's easy to view the fantastic displays and in walking distance to many attractions. Worthwhile.

Thank Mills3122
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Churchy43
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 5 days ago

While a portrait gallery might seem rather predictable, the wonderful array of contemporary portraits are fascinating - so may styles and stories.

Thank FamilyOE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Annatravelsaround
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Tamara C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like art you will enjoy. Portraits are excellent, great variety of personalities and artists. The gift shop had some wonderful items for gifts or just yourself. A great facility.

Thank Margie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank SuzyJ47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Farmer C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Peter M
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