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National Portrait Gallery
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USD 143.21*
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Canberra Day Trip from Sydney
Ranked #4 of 252 things to do in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Impressive building near High Ct in Canberra.Nice cafe.Premises very clean Enjoyed exhibition took a couple of hours Stafvf friendly and helpful.Seats inside to rest your legs

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

A limited display of portraits and busts with interesting information on each one with Boyd being a highlight.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

I attended a dinner with guest speaker recently.. the food was outstanding, innovative and delicious with wines to match.. the service great. Recommend this great Institution..

Thank Bronwyn H
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Went to the Portrait Gallery on a quiet Tuesday with my sibling.

The gallery is well curated, and the displays were cogent and well-planned. The door man was the soul of courtesy.

However, the experience was largely ruined by a vigilante gallery attendant who wasn't wearing a name badge. She haunted us from one exhibition to the next, peering at us around corners, and hastily ducking away.

She approached us twice to give us unnecessary warnings about standard gallery conduct. In one case, she stood watching an elderly woman struggling with her walker, and ignored her instead to warn us about not touching the paintings or it would set off alarms. At no stage did we touch any painting, and at no stage was any alarm triggered.

Her conduct was unexpectedly harassing, and really ruined the gallery experience. Most of my gallery experience is in Scotland and Ireland, where the attendants are courteous, enthusiastic, and knowledgable. This was not the case in this visit, hence my rating.

Thank Kristy C
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

I recently went to the "starstruck" exhibition. It was well worth it and when we finished we re visited the main space ... always great

Thank Gmcanulty
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