For all

Join our tours, talks and lectures to learn more about the NGA, the collection and special exhibitions. We cover a host of topics including art and design, architecture, literature and history – there is definitely something for everyone.

Regular tours

We offer NGA highlights tours every day at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Guided tours of the permanent collection are free and bookings are not essential.

Special exhibition tour timings vary and tickets may be required.

Contact email or phone +61 2 6240 6502.

Booked tours


We design tours for community groups, conferences, clubs, tourist coaches and languages other than English – just let us know what you need.

How to book

A new online bookings platform is now available. Find out more here


Private guided tours are a great way to explore the Gallery and may be included in private bookings for a fee. Gallery spaces are subject to availability.

Contact email or phone +61 2 6240 6519.

Private tour booking

Special access tours

Special access tours are provided for groups with special needs and abilities. The Gallery provides a range of services, facilities and programs to enable visitors with special needs to access the national collection.

Contact email or phone +61 2 6240 6502
or +61 2 6240 6632.

Art and Dementia tours

The Art and Dementia program is a free, discussion-based tour of works of art for those living with dementia. 

Collection Study Room

See works of art from the collection that are not on display. Ideal for an artist case-study investigation or focus on textiles or works on paper such as prints or photography. Study room visits are by appointment only and need to be booked three weeks in advance. Maximum of 20 participants. Learn more