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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
All reviews great portraits famous australians walks of life australian history book shop high court worth a visit on display free entry captain cook couple of hours special exhibition gift shop beautiful building few hours old parliament house great place to visit
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
Was only here for the Portrait cafe, but decided to have a look inside at the collection too. Glad we did. Some really interesting portraits. So many that capture the spirit of that person. Even my 8 year old daughter enjoyed it. Theres a kids...More
This is a very good gallery with lots of room and not too crowded in the exhibits.
Depending on what you intend to view, is well curated and laid out.
Has a cafe (indoor and outdoor seating) but this gets very busy.
Good easy parking.
We really enjoyed our visit to the Portrait Gallery. The portraits themselves and the accompanying stories of famous Australians were fascinating. Definitely worth a visit. Gift shop also has an extensive range of books.
The restaurant here is fantastic. Great selection and decent portion sizes. Worth visiting just to eat but there is a great selection of portraits giving a glimpse into the people who ‘made’ Australia. In the current climate it is noticeable that most of the people...More
When we were heading to the door of the National Portrait Gallery, a nice dressed man opened our door.
I went immediately to see the paintings. Next to the painting there was a biography of that person.
I enjoyed getting to know some popular people...More
I could have spent a few days there - an amazing overview of Australians from all walks of life and cultures and how they helped to form the Australia of today. There are so many talented artists with vastly different styles, palettes, and media application.