Dates + times

  • 4 December 2009 – 18 April 2010
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sun–Thurs
  • 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Fri + Sat

Spend a Night with the Masters

  • Exhibition open 32 hours straight
  • Sat 17 April to Sun 18 April
  • Click here for more

Timed entry tickets

  • From 6–18 April (the final two weeks)
    timed tickets will be available for entry on the half hour and hour with a limited capacity per session
  • Timed entry tickets for 6-18 April are on sale now at or by calling 132 849
  • Due to queuing times (especially on weekends) the Gallery is limiting additional daily ticket sales from now until 18 April to assist with managing visitor numbers

For further clarification please visit our FAQ


  • All undated tickets sold previously to the exhibition are valid until the previously advertised end of the exhibition (April 5).
  • Exhibition tickets are valid for single day entry only (pass-outs available if required)

For further clarification please visit our FAQ


  • Recorded information +61 2 6240 6501
  • General information +61 2 6240 6411
  • Event bookings +61 6240 6504 or +61 6240 6528
  • Shop 1800 808 337 (free call)
  • Visitors with mobility difficulties +61 2 6240 6411
  • General email enquiries

Family activity room

  • 9:15 am4:45 pm all days

ACT Public holidays (4 Dec 2009 – 18 April 2010)

The Family Activity Room provides a place where children and families can take part in art activities. Two trained staff working in the room will welcome families and assist parents and children with activities. A feature of the room is a 3D reproduction of Van Gogh’s Bedroom at Arles.

More information, photos and kids' masterpieces


Become a member

Become a member and receive a single adult complimentary ticket and 10% discount at the Gallery Shop. Join here


  • Tickets purchased prior to becoming a member cannot be refunded.
  • Each category of membership (Single │ Joint │ Family) will receive a single adult complimentary ticket.
  • From April 6 there will be no express entry facility.
  • From April 6 complimentary tickets will be allocated to the next available time slot, alternatively members may use the complimentary ticket for entry to any paid exhibition held within the next 12 months.

Audio and Guided tours

The audio tour provides an interesting narration that guides you through the exhibition.  Pick up your headset at the exhibition entrance for just:

  • $7 ($5 Concession / Member)

Guides are in attendance. Guided exhibition tours available if crowds permit.


The Masterpieces from Paris shop offers a beautiful product range including the informative and lavishly illustrated Masterpieces from Paris exhibition book.

Free call 1800 808 337 | mail order and email

The exhibition book is a great addition to any art lover’s collection.

$39.95 special NGA shop price

The collection

While you are here take the opportunity to discover, or rediscover, the national collection.

Please see our must see list.


Food + drink


  • Cafe closes 30 minutes before Gallery closes

The Gallery Cafe overlooks the Sculpture Garden and offers a wide range of morning and afternoon tea and lunch options. Located in the sculpture garden the Sculpture Garden Restaurant offers a unique outdoor dining experience.

  • Bookings (02) 6240 6660
  • Gallery Cafe and Members Lounge will close half an hour prior to exhibition closing time
  • Sculpture Garden Restaurant open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily (unless booked for a function)

Champagne Pol Roger Sculpture Bar

Make the most of summer and chill under the stars in the National Gallery of Australia�s unique Sculpture Garden. Relax and enjoy some of Canberra�s best DJ�s spinning hot sounds and full bar service, the Sculpture Bar is the newest oasis in Canberra to meet your friends and celebrate.

Fridays & Saturdays from 5:00 pm
Sundays from 2:00 pm