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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

The National Portrait Gallery is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. We aim to connect people with portraiture by reducing any barriers to participate in our programs, view our exhibitions and have a meaningful experience onsite or online.

Parking

Our underground carpark can be accessed from Parkes Place. It is open seven days per week and closes at 5.30pm. Parking spaces for people with mobility difficulties are provided in the carpark close to the public access lifts. Disability parking permit holders can validate their parking ticket for free at the Information Desk. Please note that there are no parking spaces for mini-buses, campervans or trailers in the visitor carpark; and the visitor carpark has a low clearance of 2.2m.

Wheelchairs and walkers

Wheelchairs and walkers are available at no charge. Please ask our friendly staff at the Information Desk. Wheelchair access is available in our public spaces, with lift access from the underground to the public ground level.

Guide dogs

Registered assistance and Guide Dogs are more than welcome in all spaces at the Gallery.

Companion cards

The Gallery recognises Companion Cards. Companion Card holders receive a complimentary ticket for their companion to all paid exhibitions and programs.

Hearing loops

There are hearing loops available in the Liangis Theatre and Terrace Rooms. To use, switch your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.

Toilets

Accessible toilets are located on the ground level next to both the Cloak Room and Education Studio.

Access support

The Gallery provide free access services to all visitors with disability or access requirements. Some programs may require purchase of an exhibition ticket.

PROGRAMS

See upcoming events and programs.

Portrait conversations

We offer programs and tours in association with Dementia Australia, and also for people living with Dementia and their carers. These programs aim to create meaningful experiences for people living with Dementia in a safe, gentle and social setting.

Access tours

We offer online and onsite programs that are audio described for visitors who have low vision or are blind; and Auslan interpreted programs for visitors who are hard of hearing or D/deaf. Our online streamed programs are captioned.

Relaxed mornings

Around every three months we open our main collection before our usual opening hours, welcoming anyone of any age who would benefit from a more relaxed gallery experience. We have low sensory spaces, quiet areas and creative activities for family groups.

Access and inclusion action plan

Our Access and Inclusion Action Plan has been developed as part of our commitment to best practice ideals, so that the Gallery site, the Collection, exhibitions and public programs are accessible to all.

NPG access champions

We have a group of ‘access champions’ from across all sections of the Gallery, who help to enable other staff to have a voice and to take ownership of our Access and Inclusion Action Plan.

Contact us for access support

The Gallery provides access support to visitors with disability or access requirements.

Please contact us for further information about any of our programs; look out for access symbols across our website; and contact us in advance for any individual tailored requirements.

We welcome suggestions on how we can continue to improve our services to enhance your visit.

Phone (02) 6102 7070
Email bookings@npg.gov.au
Text 0434 561 316

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The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance

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King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
ABN: 54 74 277 1196

The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

This website comprises and contains copyrighted materials and works. Copyright in all materials and/or works comprising or contained within this website remains with the National Portrait Gallery and other copyright owners as specified.

The National Portrait Gallery respects the artistic and intellectual property rights of others. The use of images of works of art reproduced on this website and all other content may be restricted under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Requests for a reproduction of a work of art or other content can be made through a Reproduction request. For further information please contact NPG Copyright.

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency