National Portrait Gallery

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Look into the eyes of artists, musicians, entertainers, politicians, athletes and royalty who’ve all shaped the nation at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

Gain a greater understanding of Australia’s identity, history, creativity, culture and diversity via portraiture and stories.

Free half hour Collection Highlights Tour on everyday at 11.30 am.

Open daily from 10am – 5pm except 25 December.

Please Note: As a precaution to help mitigate the risk posed by the COVID-19, we have temporarily ceased all public program activities including tours and school visits.

We will advise of any further changes via our website, and on our social media channels.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.


Art & Culture Cafe Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Free Wifi History & Heritage International Museums Australia Museums Galleries Australia Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop


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