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National Portrait Gallery

King Edward Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6102 7000
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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 continue to shape our nation. Home to the nation's portrait collection the National Portrait Gallery comprises gallery spaces for the collection and temporary exhibitions, public areas including a cafe, shop, function room, theatrette, education and school group areas, and basement car parking.
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Great place to spend an hour or two looking at a huge range of different portraits. They range in date from the First Fleet up to the present.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Worth a quick visit - maybe an hour or so, mixed collection in a building that was designed without the visitor in mind!! Great bookshop and has musical events in the foyer every now and again - worth a visit but for only an hour...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is our third visit to the National Portrait Gallery. Whilst some of the exhibits are the same, there are many areas that are changed frequently, so always something new and exciting to see.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I didn’t really want to go but I’m glad I did. It was a lovely way to spend the morning and very interesting. I would have liked to have visited the photo exhibition but we ran out of time. Will have to make another visit.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Always visit when visiting Canberra,never the same with new exhibits each time. Friendly staff,peaceful gallery.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We really enjoyed the portraits and the summary notes next to each one. We spent several hours there, broken up with morning tea in their excellent cafe. We intended having lunch there but it's so popular we couldn't get a table. We will definitely go...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Started with coffee and cake sat outside - good value and lovely setting. The gallery is well organised and really interesting with plenty of information.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

For anyone interested in Australian history, celebrities or just great images of ordinary people going about their daily lives, this is great place to spend an hour or so. Close to the NGA. The National Photographic Portrait Exhibition Prize photos are also on display for...More

Thank Owen B
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

A MUST to visit when in Canberra. Such amazing work on display. Great gift shop and cafe as well. I walked all the way out there with my luggage because I found nowhere in town to store it. So was a bit exhausted when starting...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We really enjoyed our visit, it was great looking at the many portraits. Unfortunately we didn't have much time so it was a whirlwind visit, but next time we visit Canberra we'll go again for a better look.

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PortraitGallery, Public Relations Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

We're pleased you enjoyed your whirlwind visit and look forward to seeing you next time!

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