National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

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National Portrait Gallery, Canberra - Address, Phone Number

Address: King Edward Terrace, Canberra, 2600

Phone: +612-61027000

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

An amazing tribute to all the personalities that have shaped the country of Australia, a visit to the National Portrait Library will provide an exceptional insight to the visitors about people who have had a big role in Australia’s progress.

There are film screenings and art talks that take place in the museum and make for an interesting education.


National Portrait Gallery Information

  • Wheelchairs and strollers are available, bookings are recommended.
  • Large bags and backpacks cannot be taken into the Galleries but the Cloakroom is available for their storage during your visit. Due to copyright restrictions no cameras or mobile phones are to be used in the galleries.
  • For bus timings visit ACTION buses website.

National Portrait Gallery Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free except for major exhibitions.

How To reach National Portrait Gallery by Public Transport

  • King Edward Tce train station before Bowen Drive and The Parkes place is nearest to the gallery.
  • ACTION bus routes 2, 3, and 934 run from the various city centres past this Gallery regularly.

Restaurants Near National Portrait Gallery

  • Portrait Gallery Cafe
  • Waters Edge
  • Sculpture Garden Restaurant

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National Portrait Gallery, Canberra Reviews - Write a Review

  • Enjoy breakfast or lunch on the deck overlooking the estate. Service is good, just one or two waiters that need to learn how to serve and clear tables. The gallery contains interesting historical portraits as well as some brand new ones. I can help but feeling that most of those portraits are there because the corporations don't want to hang them in their halls

  • Wonderful place to visit. Brunch and a wander through the galleries. We were lucky enough to be there when the chorus for Esther were in rehearsal. The accoustics in the main entry hall are amazing.

  • Great experience. Would have liked to read more about the artists, and was sad/concerned about the absence of measures to protect the paintings from idiots. I feel a bit sorry for security staff in that regard. Exceptional collection. that should be looked after better.

  • Amazing range of portraiture from the 17th centuries till present day. Interesting way to learn of the history and culture of Australia from the sitters as well as the artists who painted them.

  • The portraits are great, and new exhibitions are shown every few months. The staff are friendly. There are seats in several rooms so you can observe portraits while resting, although some rooms force you to stand. You also have to check in your bags at reception, which is not required at the National Gallery.

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