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National Portrait Gallery

Home to the nation’s portrait collection the National Portrait Gallery comprises gallery spaces for the collection and temporary exhibitions, public areas including a café, 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 the 4 December 2008 with a series of vibrant exhibitions, lectures, education programs and events.

Location: Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra ACT 2600
between the High Court and the National Gallery

Opening Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm (closed Christmas day)

Admission: Entry is free except for major exhibitions

Phone: +61 2 6240 6411



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