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National Gallery of Australia

Opens in 7 min: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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
+61 2 6240 6502
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent displays and great ell from staff, parking was a bit difficult but not a huge problem, it's the sort of place you need to visit often when displays change

Thank Paul_in_Dubbo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited during a flying few days in Canberra. Easy parking and a great location for a walk around the lake afterwards. All free!. Great art and nice cafe for coffee

Thank apwoo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The NGA has a great selection of art. There are regular sections such as Indigenous, Asian, Colonial, Australian and Pop art that you can revisit and still be surprised to find new works. Explore the many staircases and ramps because the building can be a...More

Thank Smidd M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to check out prints of Australians. It is most pleasant and reveals facts about people you would not be aware of. Very interesting!

Thank TheOldForrest
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabulous facility to visit, free entry, great variety of art styles represented and visiting displays also. Excellent cafe for a break. Plan to spend plenty of time here or visit twice.

Thank OnAir50085750241
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow.....there are some great pieces of art but compared to my last visit there was a lot of empty spaces that were in the process of being filled. Possibly the wrong timing. I would recommend this place to anyone to come and visit. There are...More

Thank 116damiens
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Gallery in Canberra is amazing. My favourite space is the Indigenous collection next to the downstairs entry and cloak room but there are many more fabulous spaces. A great place to spend a rainy day. The recent exhibition of diamonds, tiaras and more...More

Thank 1stimetraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Gallery has an extremely varied collection, from the sculpture garden to the Aboriginal collection and modernist paintings. It's easy access and the staff are extremely helpful if you have any questions. It's well laid out, so you can move easily from one exhibition...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty good collection. You can enjoy even if you're not an art afficiando. Allow 3-4 hours. Signposting to various areas of the gallery seemed lacking, but descriptions of the artworks were detailed enough. The American Masters series very enjoyable and great to see some Warhol...More

Thank Lachlan72
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's free, there's parking at the door, and there's some great art in there. You don't need to make an event of it - drop in, browse and admire. (If they have a special exhibition then there's often a charge for that, but the rest...More

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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