National Portrait Gallery

Galleries, Museums and Collections

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.

Free half hour Collection Highlights Tour available at 11.30 am daily.

National Portrait Gallery will be closing Tuesday 23rd April til the End of August due to renovations.

Facilities

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

Rates

Free Entry

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