National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

4.5
#2 of 27 in Museums in Canberra
Explore Australia's largest collection of art at the National Gallery of Australia. This sleek glass-and-concrete building holds more than 160,000 works from all over the world. Learn about Australian art from colonialism to the present and discover Aboriginal pieces from the oldest living culture in the world. Visit the sculpture garden where 26 pieces by international and Australian artists reside among local plants that thrive throughout the year. Check the schedule for current exhibits while you're in town. Take a look at our Canberra road trip website to schedule your visit to National Gallery of Australia and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Was looking forward to the NGA after spending a couple of hours at the portrait gallery. What a let down. A number of areas closed down, or curtained off. The balance lacklustre and dull. The highligh...  more »
  • This is our absolute museum highlight in Australia. The discovery + development of Australia is shown in various steps. There are reports not only about the immigration of humans, but also about the immigration of animals + plants + their effects. We were pleased that the Aborigines got a lot more space. The house and the surrounding area is sensational. But the most beautiful thing was the hustle and bustle, of all the students who were led through the exhibition with more or less enthusiasm.
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  • Lovely building full of interesting and often beautiful exhibits. Largely free of charge (exceptions for special exhibits). Nice gift shops with a mix of souvenirs and actual items you might find in shops. Expansive and scenic grounds with more art and some really impressive features, like the misters next to the pond.
  • Wonderful place to spend the day. The cafe has good food and ambience. The gallery itself is spectacular and needs many hours to explore. I wish I could have spent days here! The gift shop has a great selection too.
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