When you visit the capital of Australia, the National Gallery Canberra, which is the national museum and art gallery of the country, is a must see tourist attraction.
If you are a "culture vulture", it will definitely please you with both its architecture and the art collections it houses.
If you are not, it is still worth having a quick look, to see the massive concrete building and get an understanding of what is inside.
It is free to visit.
You will only have to pay when the museum displays one of the special Canberra exhibitions. Otherwise you can see the great treasures amassed there for free.
The National Gallery of Australia is located in the Parkes suburb in the triangle formed by Commonwealth and Kings Avenues. Here it is on the Canberra map, next to the National Portrait Gallery and the High Court.
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It is a 30 minutes walk from Canberra centre, crossing the imposing Commonwealth Avenue bridge.
You can take the bus or drive.
If you go by car, there are 2 parking places. You can leave the car for 3 hours in the underground spot or the whole day in the above ground one.
Try to get into the latter as 3 hours is not enough for the museum. And you may also want to visit other great Canberra attractions in the area.
The gallery is open daily except for the Christmas day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The galleries are on three levels.
Ground level also houses international art:
I am sure you will enjoy visiting the National Gallery of Australia. And while you are there why not visit the National Portrait Gallery, next door?