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National Gallery of Australia

Parkes Place, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6240 6502
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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 European and American art.
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Parkes Place, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed today

Exhibition was excellent. Getting pre-paid tickets at one of their preferred hotels (Pavilion on Northbourne) meant one queue could be skipped. The shop needed a better tie in with the exhibition - if it sold replica tiaras (like the buckingham palace shop does) it would...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Exhibition was great but the wait to go in was almost an hour and crowds meant allot of waiting, would prefer more stand alone cabinets, to allow better viewing.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The most amazing jewellery on display and displayed magnificently. It was a real learning experience. Can't wait for the next exhibition.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is certainly worth visiting the national Gallery of Australia. With free entry to most of the gallery you can see classics like blue poles. For a fee you can visit the special exhibitions. Nice cafe for lunch and don't miss the sky dome out...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great exhibition but went 10.00 am Sunday and crowds were massive. Excellent exhibition with many exquisite pieces. Would not take young children as far too crowded.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I rarely go to galleries unless their is a major exhibition happening with something I love. I drove 3 hours up to Canberra to the Cartier exhibition and it did not disappoint. The only issue - which is the same for all major exhibitions -...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I enjoy the National Gallery and attend many of the exhibits as well as enjoying just wondering the galleries. The Cartier, was spectacular, very very busy, but we got there on opening time, so we were among the first go in for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family of five visited the National Gallery of Australia and enjoyed all the rooms showing many displays of artwork and sculptures. Even though there were school groups gathered here and there, it was easy to navigate seeing all the displays as it’s very spacious....More

Thank L R
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ofcourse the items on show are fantastic, it is Cartier after all. The way you have chosen to display the items made for a very frustrating and unpleasant experience! The low lighting made it hard to read signs and see which ones had audio. The...More

Thank Ostles
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing but oh so hot with all those people. I know it was low temps outside but the gallery was warm on Entry then add 100's of people in small areas. HOT.. I certainly heard a lot of people mention their discomfort . That's he...More

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qaatalia
11 June 2018|
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Response from Saltdog S | 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.
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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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23 September 2017|
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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
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