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Canberra’s National Gallery houses Australia’s most extensive art collection. The collection is eclectic enough to span Aboriginal masterpieces, Monet’s Water Lilies and Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles.


Our address

Address:
Parkes Place Canberra Australian Capital Territory 2600
Bus 80
Telephone (02) 6240 6411
Website nga.gov.au
Admission Free
Open Mon-Sun 10am-5pm

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  • Anusuya, 08 Jan 2018


    The art here is great. A Must in Canberra if you are a tourist.

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  • Anusuya, 08 Jan 2018


    The art here is great. A Must in Canberra if you are a tourist.

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  • Tomfoolery, 04 Jun 2017


    Easily one of the best places to visit in Canberra. The collection is actually incredible (Pollock's Blue Poles!) and the brutalist architecture is pretty damn cool too!

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  • Bung, 04 Jun 2017


    wah, ndelok pameran print e Ken Tyler pas nggarap Frank Stella 👍👍👍 Top!

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  • James, 05 Feb 2017


    Have been upping their game in recent year in terms of international exhibitions. Very much appreciated.

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  • Stan, 27 Jan 2017


    Love the architecture and the precinct. Often interesting shows and an interesting collection in their own right. Always enjoy a visit here.

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  • Bear, 11 Oct 2016


    Wonderful gallery and just love the sculpture garden. You can spend a whole day strolling around here. A great collection of artworks - there is definitely something for any age or taste.

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  • JH, 24 May 2016


    Fiona Hall's exhibit is fascinating. Only here until the beginning of July and they have daily walk through tours at 11am.

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  • JH, 24 May 2016


    Spacious gallery spaces with plenty of varied art in many mediums to keep you interested and coming back for more

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  • Ase1707, 08 Mar 2016


    Wonderful art that is beautifully exhibited

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  • Ian, 26 Jan 2016


    Architecture

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  • Albrecht, 29 Dec 2015


    Beautiful gallery with stunning indigenous art!

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  • Javier, 20 Oct 2015


    Impressive permanent collection of Aboriginal Art, great exhibitions and a well stock library

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  • Xize, 11 Jul 2015


    It was really nice as well. And many famous pics and some awesome ideas. Also, I found a pic about my first essay topic.

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  • Azimuthal, 09 Mar 2015


    Charges for parking on Public Holidays - now they've introduced paid parking, they're also gouging us on Public Holidays while it's free everywhere else. It's free @ the Nat Portrait Gallery!

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  • Linda, 16 Jan 2015


    First 3 hours parking at the NGA is free, if ticket is validated at the cloakroom.

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  • Aija, 08 Jan 2015


    Don't miss the sculpture garden, very atmosheric.

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  • Matthias, 30 Dec 2014


    Free guided tours are available every day and range from 30 minutes to 1 hour. You may also book a guided tour. Phone +61 2 6240 6588.

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  • Flykick, 21 Apr 2014


    Get a guided tour, there are different ones and the guides are really interesting. So great.

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  • Candy, 12 Feb 2014


    Head across the road to the portrait gallery shop and cafe, better food better art books and souvenirs.

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  • Oskar, 17 Dec 2013


    Stand in the Sculpture Gallery at noon

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  • Tracey, 29 Nov 2013


    Its like a rabbit warren here. Makes it hard to know if you missed anything.

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  • Tracey, 29 Nov 2013


    Check out the indigenous contempory. There are some cool works,

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  • Tracey, 29 Nov 2013


    Weekdays: Lots of school kids.

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  • Najeroux, 25 Nov 2013


    Look up if you want to see Duchamp's hat rack.

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  • Lucy, 27 Jul 2013


    Check out all the prints in the exhibition and gallery shops...I'm going back for more! Great prices!

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  • Elizabeth, 31 Jan 2013


    Impressive selection of well curated photographs.

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  • Tanya, 14 Dec 2012


    Some truly surly staff here.

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  • Veril, 01 Nov 2011


    Blue poles

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  • Andrew, 11 Oct 2011


    Check out the NGA's school holiday program for some unique kid friendly activities.

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  • Nancy, 16 Sep 2011


    Checked out the Fred Williams exhibition,, the new store & the Impressionists

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  • Kathleen, 02 Sep 2011


    The Gallery's library is open by application to people doing advanced art research (professionals, graduate research students...).

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  • Vincent, 02 Sep 2011


    Don't miss Colin McCahon's 'Victory over death 2' (1970). Nolan's Kelly series is another must-see. Plus, take in Pollock's 'Blue Poles' to see what all that hoo-ha back when was about.

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  • Tony, 28 Aug 2011


    There are top quality hand towels in the bathrooms.

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  • Laura, 11 Feb 2011


    Bike racks are under the pedestrian bridge.

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  • Jen, 06 Jan 2011


    Be careful in the sculpture garden cafe, they tried to charge me a $38 tip for a $38 meal when I used my card to pay!!

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  • Cbngal, 23 Dec 2010


    New outdoor cafe is beautiful.

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  • Jennifer, 01 Jul 2010


    Go check out all the beautiful artwork.

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  • Ruth, 15 Apr 2010


    Queue management poor in the cafe. If you're in a rush walk across to the High Court Cafe instead. Great service there.

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  • Matt, 23 Mar 2010


    Good coffee

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  • Greg, 17 Mar 2010


    Come early (doors open at ten). Long lines otherwise.

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  • Ana, 14 Mar 2010


    If ur a member of the gallery u can happily skip the km line out front for Impressionism show

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  • Steven, 11 Mar 2010


    Go see all the French art....

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  • Justin, 20 Feb 2010


    Avoid the crowds. Super duper busy on weekends.

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  • Trîndy, 20 Feb 2010


    Post Impressionist exhibit is wonderful. Huge lines so get in really early and allow a good 3hrs.

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