National Portrait Gallery

Galleries, Museums and Collections Landmarks and Buildings

Look into the eyes of over 400 people who’ve shaped the nation at the National Portrait Gallery, on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. Gain a greater understanding of the Australian people – their identity, history, creativity, culture and diversity – through portraiture.

From Howard Arkley’s portrait of Nick Cave, to Ned Kelly’s death mask, the portraits include a fascinating array of artists, musicians, entertainers, politicians, sports people and royalty.

The Portrait Gallery Store and Portrait Cafe are both popular destinations in their own right, and a perfect accompaniment to any visit.

Half hour Collection Highlights Tour available at 11.30 am daily .

Facilities

Art & Culture Carpark Disabled access available History & Heritage

Nearby Things to Do

View All
Tour group of small children

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Acton, Canberra

The inside of the ANU School of Art Gallery

ANU School of Art Gallery

Acton, Canberra

Couple play fighting with pillows

Canberra Outlet Centre

Fyshwick, Canberra

Flag of Korea

Korea, Embassy of the Republic of

Yarralumla, Canberra

Interior of Endota Spa

Endota Spa

Canberra

Church interior

Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George

Forrest, Canberra

Contact Us