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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.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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“We loved the Portrait Gallery”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3w ago by Dan L

Its an unusual building, we had decided to walk across from the National Gallery and somehow lost our bearings until a helpful security guard pointed us in the right direction through the car park at...

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“Amazing Portrait”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Jetsetters9

Great place to visit and you don't have to be an arty person. Some of the portraits are amazing. We highly enjoyed our visit, it is a self tour.

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“Not a must see - but drop in if in area”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4mos ago by wombatdavid

I dropped in after a morning visit to the NGA next door. It is free to enter. Quite interesting portraits but not a huge gallery. I would not make a special visit but worth dropping in when you are...

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  • Parents Room
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