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National Gallery of Australia

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The NGA is home to Australia's national collection of visual arts. The national collection includes 170,000 iconic and highly celebrated works of art spanning four main areas: Australian art, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art, and...more
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Parkes Place, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Canberra to attend two wonderful exhibitions, one of which concerned the Pre Raphaelites painters who revolutionised British painting. This exhibition was fabulous and very well presented. After attending it we also explored the National Gallery of Australia. A great day for both of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maria G
Reviewed yesterday

Visiting a major exhibition in Canberra is just so easy after being buffeted around at the major galleries in Melbourne and Sydney. While the Pre-Raphaelites exhibition was a blockbuster, by timing our visit to the late afternoon on a Tuesday we had the Gallery almost...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Had to pleasure of visiting Canberra to see the Pre Raphaelite exhibition. Much better than I expected - as good as the Tate but way less people and congratulations to the staff who put it together. If you get the chance do yourself a favour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Outstanding! I expected a small group of paintings but it was extensive, with excellent information on the works and the historical background. Wasn’t too crowded at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon. It was easy to buy a ticket there - the queue was for prepaid...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A huge collection of local and international artists with some huge exhibitions. We went and saw the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room exhibition - amazing use of space and optical illusions. Spent a few hours here and would recommend it as a must do when in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cook in the Pacific is only on until mid February but if you're in the vicinity, don't miss it. I have a whole new appreciation for his intelligence and his endeavours. There are documents, artefacts and a lot more recent references to Cook that will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

WOW! I’m so glad I made time for this on a recent work trip to Canberra. I purchased the audio tour (it came on a lanyard mounted iPod with headphones) and it was well worth the $7 extra. I learnt so much about the history...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We come regularly to the Gallery, with young and not so young children there is entrtaining for everyone! The kids section is trully well thought through, the permanent exposition is free and always interesting to revisit. The cafe is not bad and the sorroundings are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Saleta P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On visiting the gallery for the Love and Desire Pre-Raphelite exhibition I could not have been more impressed at the citation of not only this exhibit, but the entire gallery itself. It has such a diverse catalog of artworks and artists on show.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tessc015
Reviewed 6 days ago

We bought tickets to see this wonderful exhibition brought together from the Tate and other well known galleries. You need time to digest it all. There are some really exquisite pieces of which Ophelia and The Bride are two. There is also a souvenir/gift area...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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11 June 2018|
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Response from saltd0gs | Reviewed this property |
We took two hours. Earlier was better. But start of the day was very busy. Half an hour after opening. Do some reading before hand, it makes it even more interesting.
31 December 2017|
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Response from Colin G | Reviewed this property |
$45 adult, $25 child, $120 family full details on website
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Response from Nunngo | Reviewed this property |
Often busier on Saturdays and with Floriade on, I would expect that it is more busy than usual