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National Gallery of Australia

Parkes Place, Canberra 2601, Australia
61 2 6240 6502
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Ranked #3 of 110 attractions in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: The collection of over 100,000 pieces contains Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, as well as Australian, Asian and international works.
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Kingscliff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the National Gallery. Situated on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin its a beautiful setting with a great garden with sculptures situated throughout. The building itself is well laid out with easy access from a free parking area. I really enjoyed the "great artists" Cezanne, Monet & Cezanne. Its an easy walk to the National Portrait Gallery... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

So beautiful, such a wide array of work, I could easily lose myself in the displays for hours on end.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

For a person growing up in Australia it was great to see first hand the Nolan 'Ned Kelly Series'. The simplicity of the drawings and the brilliant color plus the artists despcriptions and explanation of each work totally justifies their primary position in their place in Autralian art. Also it was great to see the famous 'Blue Poles' and to... More

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Much more to see than first anticipated. Highlight was the Sidney Nolan paintings - the Ned Kelly series. Spent ages in there - remarkable work. Spent a good few hours there with the kids in tow ... plenty to see with some exceptional works of art which we didn't expect to see. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The National Gallery is another "must" when visiting Canberra. Regrettably however, paid parking is being introduced.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great place to go any time of year regardless of any touring exhibitions. I have been here many times and always find something new. Did I mention it's free?

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Renmark, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A wonderful building on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin with vistas in every direction. The Gallery has been extended since our last visit and now includes a purpose-built entrance for a stunning display of Indigenous Totem Poles representing the various regions of Australia. I advise you to wear comfortable shoes and allow time to take one of the free... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Didn't find the displays to be self explanatory, so it was a very quick trip. Things to look at, but no back story.

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Ubud, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Excellent collection and display! It's so easy to immerse yourself among the collection. Obviously you will need one full day to enjoy this museum. This is the place that provides comfort not only for the collections but also the visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We are not lovers of art, but being close by we decide to visit the National Gallery. We were pleasantly surprised. The range and standard of art on display is excellent and it demonstrates the depth and quality of Australian art. There are also a couple of Monets to see, which we always love viewing. We enjoyed the variety of... More

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