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 two exhibitions, Belonging: Stories of Australian Art, the Body Electric and XU ZHEN®: ETERNITY VS EVOLUTION 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 3268 REVIEWS

Ranked #12 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Worth a visit”

Reviewed on 14/11/2020

A pleasant trip - during covid you need to book online for a timed ticket, but we did book on the same day and had no issues finding a time. Didn't cost us anything.

The gallery has some fantastic...

Review by

xalx

“The NGA is a shambles at the moment”

Reviewed on 08/11/2020

I think there is a new director who is taking the opportunity to rearrange the exhibits to suit his/her preference. The is scant Australian (other than indigenous) art & the grouping seems haphazard...

Review by

Wayne C

“Time well spent”

Reviewed on 07/11/2020

The NGA is well worth a visit. The displays, both old and new, are though provoking and well woth a visit

Review by

Dodger52

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