General details

Opening hours

Open every day including Easter, 10am – 5pm
(closed Christmas Day only)


Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra


+61 2 6240 6411
[email protected]

Admission to the NGA is free

Special exhibitions entry costs may apply.


Download our map or collect one when you visit. You can also download the NGA app from iTunes and plan your visit.

Asian Galleries

Our Asian galleries are currently closed for refurbishment. We look forward to opening our new, energised Asian galleries in November. Explore our collection online.

Outside the NGA building

James Turrell's Skyspace

Open every day (closed Christmas Day) with a special light show viewing at dawn and dusk. To find out the best times to view please:

Sculpture Garden 

Open every day

Fujiko Nakaya's fog sculpture Foggy wake in a desert: An ecosphere is in operation 12.30–2.00pm daily.

Visit Canberra

Prepare to experience one good thing after another when you Visit Canberra. Because whether it’s world-class wining and dining, iconic national treasures or breathtaking natural beauty, everything is just moments away. Indulge in wine tasting and boutique shopping, power through mountain biking and rock climbing, experience a jam-packed calendar of festivals and events or simply let the kids run wild.

If arts and culture is your thing, Canberra has you covered with a multitude of galleries and museums to explore and discover more about Australia’s history.