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.

Open daily except 25 December, and at the moment we need all visitors to pre-book a (free!) daily ticket. This will get you in to all of the gallery spaces, not just one exhibition.


Cafe Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Australian Museums and Galleries Association


Free Entry

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