Women looking at art in the National Gallery of Australia, 2015

National Gallery of Australia

Delight in the art and world-class exhibitions on show at the National Gallery of Australia, on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. Art lovers will enjoy meandering through the galleries and admiring the collection, which includes the famous 'Blue Poles' by Jackson Pollock and the Ned Kelly series by Sidney Nolan.

The new Australian and International art galleries provide plenty of things to see, following a large-scale rehang of almost every piece. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collection comprises over 7500 works and is the largest in the world. Tours and activities are a great way to get more out of your visit.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 10am - 5pm daily except Christmas Day; Check opening hours for major exhibitions.

ENTRY COSTS

Free

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #5 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

A Beautiful Gallery

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Spent a couple of hours enjoying the art - some truly great exhibits. Loved Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly exhibit.

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Coffee and scones

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Just fantastic in a superb setting on the first floor overlooking the flowering trees and parkland below. After visiting the Portrait Gallery and High Court we were looking for a rest break before...

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Sidney Nolan and waterlilies

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We spent about an hour wandering through the gallery. It is not very large. Highlights for us were the Sidney Nolan collection and Monet's water lilies.

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FEATURES

  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Lockers
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop