• Open until 9 April 2012

Admission Times

  • 10.00 am – 5.00 pm every day,
    final session entry 4.00pm (except over Easter long weekend)
  • Friday and Saturday nights open until 7.00pm
    final session entry 6.00pm
  • Easter opening hours
    Fri 6 April 10.00 am 7.00 pm, final session entry 6.00 pm
    Sat 7 April 9.00 am 9.00 pm, final session entry 8.00 pm
    Sun 8 April 9.00 am 9.00 pm, final session entry 8.00 pm
    Mon 9 April 9.00 am 5.00 pm, final session entry 4.00 pm


Timed ticketing

When you purchase your tickets, you will be asked to choose a date and time when you would like to see the exhibition. Tickets are sold every hour from 10am. With a timed ticket, a pre-established number of guests can enter during each session. This will allow for minimal queues if any and will enhance your viewing experience by limiting the number of patrons in the exhibition at the one time.  The Gallery closes 1 hour after the last session.

Contact us

  • Tickets – Ticketek 132 849 or
  • Recorded information +61 2 6240 6501
  • General information +61 2 6240 6411
  • For visitors with mobility difficulties +61 2 6240 6411
  • General email enquiries
  • Membership – 1800 020 068

Family activity room

  • 10.15am - 2.45pm Mon-Fri
  • 10.15am - 4.45pm Sat-Sun + Pub holidays (ACT)

The family activity room (within the exhibition) evokes the harmony of classically inspired architecture combined with an interior domestic scene, Carpaccio’s Birth of Mary c.1502–04.

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Gallery Cafe

The Gallery Cafe, overlooking the Sculpture Garden, serves a wide range of morning, afternoon tea and lunch options. Breakfast is available all day and all pastries and tarts are baked on site. A carefully selected range of wines is available and the lunch blackboard menu offers something more substantial

  • Open daily 10.00am – 4.30pm.

Sculpture Garden Restaurant

Surrounded by nature and art, enjoy the unique outdoor dining experience of the Sculpture Garden Restaurant. The restaurant offers a refined menu inspired by Italy and a diverse wine list.

  • For reservations: (02) 6240 6660
  • Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday from midday.

Street Cafe

Positioned at the main entrance to the National Gallery of Australia, the Street Cafe is the perfect place to meet for coffee and a snack. Relax at a table or take away and enjoy in the Sculpture Garden.

  • Open daily 9.00am – 4.30pm.

The Veuve Clicquot Sculpture Bar

The National Gallery of Australia has partnered with Veuve Clicquot and Coopers for another season of the popular Sculpture Bar. Positioned in a custom marquee in the Sculpture Garden piazza. The Sculpture Bar offers drinks, bar snacks and tunes from our resident DJs.



Audio and Guided tours

The audio tour provides an interesting narration that guides you through the exhibition. An adult tour and a children's tour are available. These can be pre purchased through Ticketek when you purchase your ticket or purchased from the Audio Tour desk outside the exhibition.

  • $7.00 ($5 Concession / Member)
  • $5.00 Children's audio tour

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

Exhibition catalogue

The exhibition shop offers a beautiful product range including the informative and lavishly illustrated Renaissance catalogue. The exhibition book is a great addition to any art lover’s collection.

$39.95 special NGA shop price
Free call 1800 808 337 | mail order and email orders