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Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery Rd | The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9225 1744
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Ranked #15 of 291 attractions in Sydney
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: There is a reason over 1.3 million visitors come to the  Art Gallery of New South Wales (Open daily 10am-5pm, Wednesdays until 10pm, free admission... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

After a walk through the Botanic Gardens with my UK visitors, I introduced them to one of my favourite Sydney spots - the Art Gallery of NSW. We enjoyed a delightful lunch - tasty and well-priced in the café, before wandering around the gallery, enjoying the wide variety of art on display. They were particularly impressed by the Australian art,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This a beautiful art gallery. It is designed beautifully on the outside and is right next door to the domain. The Art Gallery of NSW has acquired many beautiful works of art over the years. It also does some beautiful exhibitions one of my favourites in recent years was the Picasso exhibition.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I love paintings.. I enjoy visiting galleries and this is one of the finest in the world... The best of Australian art is on display... So very easy to spend three relaxing hours here... The restaurant is excellent too.... There is no charge for entry either , it's FREE... First class.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Unlike most galleries in big cities, the NSW Art Gallery has free admission to its permanent collection, and for visitors, this is a great way to get a sense of Australian history, both European and Aboriginal. The café has a lovely outdoor patio - but watch out for lorikeets! Special exhibits have a price tag, but most are well worth... More

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed seeing the artwork done by Australian artists. It really exuded Australian pride and was different than what is exhibited in other museums.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Whilst Sydney lays pretensions to being an international city I am one of the locals that does not find this to be the case. Sydney can be a bit of a cultural wasteland. Thankfully, the NSW Art Gallery is one oasis in the cultural desert. The collection of works on display is quite large and covers major local and international... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This Art Gallery is TARDIS-like in its size - it houses deceptively large exhibitions on European, Contemporary, Modern and Asian art. There's even Pottery for those who like a good plate. It's well set out and there's enough novelty and hands-on activities to bring kids (though not for as long). For those who haven't been exposed to much Australian or... More

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Wamberal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Enjoy it here any time - whether it be local artists or special exhibitions, always a treat. Saw the American history of art and it was fascinating to see the development and changes in art in another country. Exhibitions are always well curated and interesting. Easy to get whether by public transport or nearby parking at Domain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great place to see Australian art. I was not familiar with this at all and got to learn a lot. There is of course the usual European and Asian art as well. The lowest floor had nice aboriginal art. One depicting Captain Cook as a pirate was particularly moving. You could spend a whole day here. Indeed, we cam back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I was very impressed with the thought put into arranging the various collections. The post modern section and the Australian sections were my favorite - but overall everything was worthwhile. This is hands down the choice art museum over the contemporary art museum. Pro tip- check out the cafe downstairs for lunch, food is excellent at a decent price

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