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National Portrait Gallery

Gallery building at night
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester (detail) 1939 Albert Tucker
Deborah Mailman 1999 by Evert Ploeg
Family in the Gallery
National Portrait Gallery exterior. Image Courtesy of Brett Boardman
Gallery building at night
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester (detail) 1939 Albert Tucker
Deborah Mailman 1999 by Evert Ploeg
Family in the Gallery
National Portrait Gallery exterior. Image Courtesy of Brett Boardman

Overview

Look into the eyes of artists, musicians, entertainers, politicians, athletes, scientists, community leaders and more! Gain a greater understanding of Australia's identity, history, creativity, culture and diversity via portraiture, stories and a myriad of programs in the award winning building of the National Portrait Gallery.

Open every day except Christmas Day.

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King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 1840 reviews

“Archibald 100”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Ian R

Fabulous, fabulous collection of Archibald Prize entrants. They’re not all winners but you can’t help thinking many that weren’t, should have been. I’ve always found Archibald pieces either loveable...

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“Always a wonderful place to visit”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Bartonbears

There can be few better places for us to spend some time than here. We get to see wonderful artwork and learn about famous Australians. There is also a fabulous bookshop and great cafe. What more...

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“Half closed, and the rest relatable.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4mos ago by da8483

Went for a few minutes with the family. Only one of four public galleries were open due to rehanging. Of that one, perhaps half the exhibits seemed to be self-portraits by the artist, or portraits...

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  • Parents Room
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