National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

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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. Put National Gallery of Australia into our Canberra trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I went specifically to see the Versailles exhibition which was awesome but found myself wandering through them all with amazement.  more »
  • The Versailles exhibition was very well done and we loved the section showing some of the art works from the gardens. We explored every section of the Gallery and were very impressed with the large an...  more »
  • The Palace of Versailles exhibition was excellent. A lot to see and learn. Some very interesting things to see. The free hourly tours are the way to see this, very informative, much better than the he...  more »
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  • Margaret Olley is an Australian icon. Her still life paintings are a delight and her house is full of treasures. So enjoy the gallery, the exhibits of various artists and go on to see her museum. The setting is splendid. The views of the mountain range alone are worth a trip so leave time for reflection over a treat on the cafe deck.
  • AUSTRALIA SUCKS!!! We don't have enough starbucks coffee... expand the cities or destroy them. why are all the supermarkets called woolworths and coles. walmart is better. never visit australia. the cities are too small and the USA is better. i am surprised so many people support Australia when USA has progressed further in technology and development. we are isolated from everywhere else. Australian buildings look ugly and old, we don't have any skyscrapers. the worst place to live is NT or SA, because they have nothing. do we hold world records? no! do we have the world's biggest anything? No!!! we have nothing. so the next time you see proud Aussie, cross out proud and put in unlucky Again, never visit Australia. what is so good about us?
  • Family friendly, easy to navigate within, frequent rotation of items on display, many free guided tours. Good quality cafe on site, warm inside building, great place to be on cold and or rainy day.
  • The Gallery has rehung its collection in a way which shows it in a new and revealing way. As a regular visitor, I was delighted to experience the quality of the work done in rehanging the collection. It gives the place a new lease of life. They also do good exhibitions - not just the blockbusters which draw the big numbers, but also smaller curated exhibitions focussing on themes or aspects of the collection.
  • It's a good place to go in ACT ,it's displays some good and interesting paintings but personally I wish they don't collect the foreign gods from India, gallery is not temple , there's bad spirit in that area,a darkness, believe me or not. ( those foreign gods may be homesick)