The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in the Australian capital city, Canberra. The gallery has a collection that consists of portraits of important Australian people in terms of achievement or the effects they've had on the nation. The gallery's current home was not built until 2008, it is a purpose built building designed by a competition winner Johnson Pilton Walker. The collection was established in 1998 and has been added to ever since.
The gallery is situated close to the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library. If you are travelling by car, there is an onsite car park at the gallery. The 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 80, 81, 934, 935, 938 and 981 buses all stop close by.
Opening Times and Admission
The gallery is open daily, 10am-5pm. Admission to the gallery is free.