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National Portrait Gallery
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USD 142.88*
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Canberra Day Trip from Sydney
Ranked #7 of 245 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 3 December 2017 via mobile

This is fascinating gallery and small enough that you can see all in a relatively short time.
Take the tour. It is well worth it. Our guide was informative and friendly and told us so much that it enriched our visit.
There is such variety in the “portraits” - both in the subjects and the way the artists have represented them. Interesting perspectives and insights into a range of individuals.

The staff seem to go out of their way to help and the parking is good.

Thank anushena
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"great portraits"
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"famous australians"
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"walks of life"
in 15 reviews
"australian history"
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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"free entry"
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"great cafe"
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"captain cook"
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"couple of hours"
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"special exhibition"
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"gift shop"
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"beautiful building"
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"few hours"
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"old parliament house"
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"great place to visit"
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"visiting canberra"
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

quick review of the gallery, some interesting works, great little shop and the cafe looked good so we stopped for a coffee and cake. Coffee was very bitter (double espresso) carrot cake looked lovely but lacked flavour and a tad dry.

Thank Carie B
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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

Thank dave548
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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.

Thank williamsherrylg
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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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