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The new National Portrait Gallery building, situated on King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, bounded by the High Court of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, displays some 400 portraits of people who have shaped Australia and who...more
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All reviewsgreat portraitsfamous australianswalks of lifeaustralian historybook shophigh courtworth a visiton displayfree entrycaptain cookcouple of hoursspecial exhibitiongift shopbeautiful buildingfew hoursold parliament housegreat place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday

Every Australian should visit this gallery. It provides context and understanding to some amazing people who have left their mark throughout history.

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Thank Edward J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another National asset. Inspiring portraits and biographies in a very pleasant and relaxed environment. No charge for the main collection and only a moderate admission fee for the temporary exhibition. Never tire of visiting the NPG. Usually find some reasonable food in the busy cafe,...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gallery with a mix of portraits in a range of mediums and styles. Great little gift shop of Canberra souvenirs and art books. Right next door to National Gallery of Australia.

Thank Ben T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Diverse collection of photography, sculptures and artwork. Subjects are of Australian historic to current sport, business and philanthropic backgrounds.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being free to enter at least I got my money's worth! I couldn't get over how small this exhibition was. Sorry, but portraits to me aren't photo's of Nicole Kidman you can see in a New Idea, they should all be paintings. There were some...More

Thank Graeme017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i love the national portrait gallery. it is a great place to visit to look at portraits and also to have fun. approximately once a month there are free life drawing sessions of a local musician playing live music with materials provided. every time my...More

Thank tanja314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's well worth checking out the lesser known National Portrait Gallery which is actually adjacent to the famed National Gallery of Australia. The Gallery specialises in portraiture in all its forms. Enjoy viewing a range of famous faces

Thank Travelbug49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A variety of different levels, medium & styles of portraits. I especially loved the portrait of Deborah Mailman done on hessian.

Thank Carolholz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the exhibitions, being a good mix of old and new and of artistic media and styles. Had a coffee in the café but food all too expensive or items were too big.

Thank NZer_101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the National Portrait Gallery. We loved reading the blurbs of iconic Australian's, from past and present; from retailer David Jones, to cosmetic queen Helena Rubinstein, cricket legend Don Bradman to Aussie cycling champion Cadel Evans, Dame Nellie Melba to...More

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