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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

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 1842 reviews

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

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4w 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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“Uninspiring”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Gill808

We obviously visited at a time when there were no special exhibits on display. Indeed we were told in our Parliament House tour that one of the PM’s portraits was on loan to the NP gallery. It was...

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“Archibald 100”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 5mos 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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