National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery is located at King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600, and is open daily from 10am - 5pm, excluding Christmas Day.
The purpose of the National Portrait Gallery is to increase the understanding and appreciation of the Australian people - their identity, history, culture, creativity and diversity - through portraiture.
The new National Portrait Gallery building, situated on King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, bounded by the High Court of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, displays some 400 portraits of people who have shaped Australia and who continue to shape our nation.
Home to the nations portrait collection the National Portrait Gallery comprises gallery spaces for the collection and temporary exhibitions, public areas including a cafe, shop, function room, theatrette, education and school group areas, and basement car parking.
The most significant building to be constructed in the Parliamentary precinct for over twenty years, the new National Portrait Gallery opened to the public on 4 December 2008 with a continuing series of vibrant exhibitions, lectures, education programs and events.
www.portrait.gov.au is the home of information about the National Portrait Gallery, its collections and portraiture in Australia and around the world.
Open daily 10am - 5pm (closed 25 December)
Entry is free except for major exhibitions
Time: 10am - 5pm
Telephone: 02 6102 7000
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