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Prime Ministers portraits tour

About the tour

Come face to face with the history of Australia’s Prime Ministers on a guided tour of highlights from the Historic Memorials Collection, the nation’s longest running commissioning art program.

Discover insights into Australia’s political leaders and artists, and explore changes in the history of portraiture in Australia. You will see well-known portraits including William Dargie's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Ivor Hele's portrait of Robert Menzies and Clifton Pugh’s portrait of Gough Whitlam. 

Bookings are essential. 

Plan your visit

Our tours depart on time so please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.

We look forward to welcoming you to Parliament House. Plan your visit today.

Days: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Time: 12 pm

Duration: 45 minutes

Adult: $28 
Concession card holders: $21 
Child aged 2 to 17: $14 
Child under 2: Free 
Families of up to 2 adults and 4 children: $84 

Parking: Free for 1 hour, then parking rates apply

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If you need help to book your tour, please call 02 6277 5399.

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