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National Portrait Gallery

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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...more
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King Edward Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia
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All reviewsgreat portraitsfamous australianswalks of lifeaustralian historybook shophigh courtworth a visiton displayfree entrycaptain cookcouple of hoursspecial exhibitiongift shopbeautiful buildingfew hoursold parliament housegreat place to visit
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first visit here although in the past we had walked through the Portrait Gallery in the old Parliament House. I found many of the portraits really interesting and also some of the painters who I thought of as landscapers had several very...More

Thank janbee23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took friends here one weekend. Only a small place as galleries go but very well laid out and all on one level.Plenty of room to walk around and stand back and view the paintings. Some of the paintings are so realistic you almost feel they...More

Thank Jenni D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few hours spare and popped in here. The exhibit was a a eclectic collection of materials and art style and I really enjoyed wandering around and viewing the pieces and reading the stories. The usual gallery was fantastic as well.

Thank Leanne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like portraits then this is a must see gallery, with some of Australia’s best works on display. It is also laid out well with a free area & paid area for special displays .Nice way to spend an hour or so. Also a...More

Thank Glen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the permanent collection so much we returned the next day for the special exhibition. The portraits of eminent Australians were supported with excellent biographical information about the subject, their place in history and the period they lived in.

Thank Conaghan2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love that another great Aussie gallery is free to all , and outstanding in its quality . Need time to read about the artists and their subjects , but a joy to celebrate such a wide range of people who have made such important contributions...More

Thank Fran C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every Australian should visit this gallery. It provides context and understanding to some amazing people who have left their mark throughout history.

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Thank Edward J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another National asset. Inspiring portraits and biographies in a very pleasant and relaxed environment. No charge for the main collection and only a moderate admission fee for the temporary exhibition. Never tire of visiting the NPG. Usually find some reasonable food in the busy cafe,...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gallery with a mix of portraits in a range of mediums and styles. Great little gift shop of Canberra souvenirs and art books. Right next door to National Gallery of Australia.

Thank Ben T
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Diverse collection of photography, sculptures and artwork. Subjects are of Australian historic to current sport, business and philanthropic backgrounds.

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Is there parking underneath the portrait gallery?