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Address: 140 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61-2-9245-2400
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Best Art museum in Sydney?

Might be the best art museum in Sydney. Certainly was very interesting. We spent about two hours touring the galleries. Easy to understand with a mix of modern and a bit of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Might be the best art museum in Sydney. Certainly was very interesting. We spent about two hours touring the galleries. Easy to understand with a mix of modern and a bit of native art.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this free museum but found it quite small. There were some areas that you needed to pay for and reserve ahead which I did not get the opportunity to explore. Maybe those areas would have rounded out my experience. I did enjoy what I saw here. I will confess that the bathrooms were clean and helpful while visiting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

OK. It's all just ok. Like all the other museums we went too for us, it's just not our thing so we can't really fully appreciate it. I wish we would and would love art. But. We don't. Sorry not sorry.

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We'll worth a visit when you are checking out the Vivid light show in Sydney Freindly staff, interesting displays, and a great cafe on the top floor with magic views over the harbour, Opera house and bridge

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

First glance at the bulding and you say "Great". Wonderful location and 1-2 things that draw your attention before entering (no spoilers here!). Also it is free :-) The main theme upon my visit was Light and the use of it. The permanent exhibition was limited in 4-5 rooms, quite dissapointing that was, and not much could be found in... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

An interesting stop in the Rocks area. the collections aren't large so unless visiting the paid exhibitions or the cafe with stunning harbour views ( though agree with other reviewer, cleanliness needs improvement) an hour would be sufficient.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This museum offers a quick 60 to 90 minute diversion from your tour of the Circular Quay. The open collection is limited, but does contain a few notable salons with interesting works. If time allows, pay for the special exhibitions, which includes a light show as of May 2015.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Somethings you can see the time and thought that went into producing them, other things it is not what they are but, the wonder of why a word in a frame is actually art at all. Could have just been the picture that comes with the $2 frames you can buy. Have to admit I don't see modern art -... More 

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Coomera, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this exhibition. It was an impromptu visit, and very satisfying to view. Some incredibly imaginative pieces. And tricky to the eye. It was great. The free to view exhibition was also a treat.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Superb architecture of a past era, free admission to the museum. Right in Circular Quay with plenty of great photo opportunities. A must even to walk around the area.

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