Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Gallery open 364 days 10am-5pm
Session Times

Session Times

Weekdays 9am - 6pm. Weekends 10am - 4pm (Headhunt only)
Session Duration

Session Duration

60 minutes (90mins at 9am)
Facilitated Program

Facilitated Program

Fully facilitated (teacher must attend)
entry fees

Entry Fees

Facilitated program $6 - $9 Headhunt! $3 - $6
Teacher to Student Ratio

Teacher to Student Ratio

Supervision ratio 1:15

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is a cultural institution where students discover remarkable Australians who inspire, thrill and delight.


On the face of it

Come and experience our Student-centred and interactive educational programs, led by experienced Learning Facilitators.

All our programs are cross-curricular.

We offer sessions in Visual Art, History, Civics and Citizenship, and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Activism.

We also facilitate Visual Thinking Strategies, acritical thinking and visual literacy program for all levels of education


Face-to-face: Portrait School

Are You Coming to Canberra? Our onsite dynamic and participatory programs encourage critical thinking through conversation, visual analysis and creative activities that cater for different learning styles.


See you online: Virtual Excursions

Can’t Visit Us in Real Life? Let Us Come to You!

Our live and fully interactive sessions let you discover the Portrait Gallery’s Collection from the comfort of your classroom – explore new ideas and ways of seeing, when responding creatively through activities.

Things to know

Head to to discover our online learning resources, subscribe to our quarterly education eNewsletter and find out more!

All bookings through bookcanberraexcursions