Australia’s federal capital of Canberra isn’t as popular with the tourists as some of the country’s bustling cities, but maybe it should be. If you’re an art lover visiting Australia, you should consider checking it out since it’s home to some of the best museums and galleries in the entire country.
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra’s top tourist attraction, this gigantic gallery is a sight to behold both inside and out. With 166,000 works of art on its premises, it’s one of Australia’s largest and most significant museums. This gallery is best known for its picture-perfect sculpture garden and a sizable Aboriginal collection.
Canberra Museum & Gallery
One of Canberra’s best museums that you can visit free of charge, this institution explores the cultural history of Canberra. It features both traditional and modern art, and it’s committed to celebrating and showcasing the works by Ngunnawal, Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander people.
National Portrait Gallery
Situated in a modern geometric building, located just a short walk away from the city’s main attractions, this gallery is home to approximately 3,000 portraits. They showcase prominent Australians, who led extraordinary lives and left an impressive legacy behind.