Canberra Sights

National Portrait Gallery

  • King Edward Terr. Map It
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Published 07/20/2016

Fodor's Review

This terrific space is dedicated to portraits of people who have shaped Australia and who in some way reflect the national identity. Look out for famous faces like pop star Kylie Minogue and Olympic champion Cathy Freeman, as well as priceless portraits of Captain James Cook. The building on the south shore of Lake Burley Griffin caused some controversy, but most architecture fans like its simple, clean design. The gallery also has a good arts program, with talks and film screenings, and the café's outdoor terrace has lovely views.

Sight Information

Address:

King Edward Terr., Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600, Australia

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Phone:

02-6102–7000

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/20/2016

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