National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Australia

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

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.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, timed ticket sessions for visits apply. The Gallery’s International Art Gallery space and exhibitions, Belonging: Stories of Australian Art, Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now, and Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London are open for viewing. All other galleries remain closed. Visits will be timed and bookings are essential.

Please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

More information about social distancing measures put in place by this business can be found here.
  • Women looking at art in the National Gallery of Australia, 2015
    National Gallery of Australia, 2015
  • National Gallery of Australia, 2015
    National Gallery of Australia, 2015
  • National Gallery of Australia, 2015
    National Gallery of Australia, 2015
  • National Gallery of Australia, 2015
    National Gallery of Australia, 2015
  • Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly, 1946, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Gift of Sunday Reed, 1977
    Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly, 1946, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Gift of Sunday Reed, 1977

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

10am - 5pm daily except Christmas Day. Check website for opening hours of major exhibitions.

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

National Gallery of Australia

Parkes Place East, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Non Smoking Establishment

Parents Room

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 3333 REVIEWS

Ranked #16 of 227 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“A must visit”

Reviewed on 10/06/2021

We went for the Bottichelli to Van Gough exhibition which was exceptional. This National icon really punches above its weight securing world class exhibitions like this one.

Review by

H273GSpauld

“Well done NGA”

Reviewed on 08/06/2021

Have read other reviews of the NGA in the context of the Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition, and it leaves me wondering what people really find important and how much information they (don't) seek...

Review by

wanderingaboutafrica

“Botticelli to Van Gogh was great”

Reviewed on 07/06/2021

The exhibition was excellent
The parking was barely sufficient, couldn’t get into NGA car park, drove around for ages before finally getting one outside.
Hardly anyone was social distancing and...

Review by

Molesworth_10

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