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“Nice but not the highlight” 3 of 5 stars
Review of National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia
02 6102 7000
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Ranked #2 of 96 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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.
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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“Nice but not the highlight”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Must say it is a good place to visit, however due to limited time we had with the school trip could have used time more wisely at other locations

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Sydney, Australia
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“In the flesh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We all loved this exhibition. Interesting concept and awesome artwork. Really interesting. I don't have 50words to write about it Trip Advisor so stop being painful. Go and see the gallery, it is worth it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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“Interesting Portaits of Well Known Australians”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed this , my husband is Australian and he really enjoyed it . Portaits of all sorts of well known and not so well known Australians. Short walk to the Naional Art Gallery next door.

There is a nice cafe at the back of the Gallery that looks over the river. Lovely view. ,outdoor deck.

Admission is free.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Brilliant gallery in every way.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The national portrait gallery would have to be one of,if not the, best portrait gallery in the world. It is beautiful and the staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. There was a wonderful exhibition on when we visited, unfortunately we didn't have the time to see it.
Definitely worth a visit and re-visit when in Canberra.

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“In the Flesh exhibition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was a wonderful exhibition with portrayals of people at different ages and stages of life. Loved the little babies by Sam Jinks - they looked so real, but they were made of silicon, human hair and resin. Delightful.

Visited November 2014
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