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National Portrait Gallery
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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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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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..

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 236kristyc
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