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 3292 REVIEWS

Ranked #14 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Botticelli to Van Gogh Exhibition - could have been better”

Reviewed on 12/04/2021

We visited NGA on a Monday afternoon to see the Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition. As other reviewers have highlighted, parking at the gallery is becoming close to impossible and the gallery does...

Review by

scorpio07

“Awesome arts and sculpture”

Reviewed on 10/04/2021

Everything about it is awesome. There are a lot of arts, statues, contemporaries, and the building itself is well designed. As a big art lover, this place is amazing.

Review by

Whitenight4G

“Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibit wonderful”

Reviewed on 08/04/2021

The Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition was well presented with good spacing to allow clear viewing of these master works. Explanatory notes on the walls were helpful. The layout of the gallery makes...

Review by

Bruce L

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