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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 yesterday via mobile

This is my first visit to the new Gallery. We didn’t see the paid exhibit but wandered around the main gallery rooms. Great art and informative historical knowledge.

Thank Zbrowelli
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautifully laid out, the National Portrait Gallery is worth a visit whilst in Canberra. Free entry to all exhibitions except for the current Australian Movie Stars exhibition ($12 fee to enter) and free parking underneath the gallery on weekends. I spent about an hour wondering...More

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is fascinating gallery and small enough that you can see all in a relatively short time. Take the tour. It is well worth it. Our guide was informative and friendly and told us so much that it enriched our visit. There is such variety...More

Thank anushena
Reviewed 1 week ago

quick review of the gallery, some interesting works, great little shop and the cafe looked good so we stopped for a coffee and cake. Coffee was very bitter (double espresso) carrot cake looked lovely but lacked flavour and a tad dry.

Thank Carie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive building near High Ct in Canberra.Nice cafe.Premises very clean Enjoyed exhibition took a couple of hours Stafvf friendly and helpful.Seats inside to rest your legs

Thank dave548
Reviewed 1 week ago

A limited display of portraits and busts with interesting information on each one with Boyd being a highlight.

Thank williamsherrylg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a dinner with guest speaker recently.. the food was outstanding, innovative and delicious with wines to match.. the service great. Recommend this great Institution..

Thank Bronwyn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Portrait Gallery on a quiet Tuesday with my sibling. The gallery is well curated, and the displays were cogent and well-planned. The door man was the soul of courtesy. However, the experience was largely ruined by a vigilante gallery attendant who wasn't...More

Thank Kristy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went to the "starstruck" exhibition. It was well worth it and when we finished we re visited the main space ... always great

Thank Gmcanulty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The latest exhibition, Starstruck, is wonderful! It is much larger than similar exhibitions held at the National Portrait Gallery, deservedly so. The images, and the stories behind over 90 years of Australian movies are just brilliant. This is a joint exhibition between the National Film...More

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August 24, 2017|
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Response from 718rosss |
Is there parking underneath the portrait gallery?