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Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Address: Art Gallery Road | The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 2 9225 1744
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each...
One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each year. Located 15 minutes walk from the city centre, with impressive collections of Aboriginal, Australian, European, Asian and contemporary art. Open daily, free general admission.Late opening Wednesdays until 9pm with free talks, films, live music and more.
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

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Its not the Met or Tate but...

Its ok. Not exceptional. For a tourist, it is wise to check what exhibition is running before going. If you want to get a really good dose of high quality Australian art go... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Its ok. Not exceptional. For a tourist, it is wise to check what exhibition is running before going. If you want to get a really good dose of high quality Australian art go to Canberra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The environment is peaceful (except the school groups but they were all well behaved!). Even through the more modern PopArt display was in the lower galleries, we wished we had left more time for the collection on display in the upper galleries. If you are an artist or art lover, give yourself plenty of... More 

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a terrific museum. I came too late for the pop art exhibit, but found lots to see anyways. Best part of this outstanding museum is the Free cost! (There was a cost for the pop exhibition.) Loved the older and established artists and their art as well as Asian & aboriginal art, but really enjoyed the (third floor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I went here specifically for the Pop Art exhibit. Seeing that exhibition does require an admission fee, but its well worth it. I've seen works by Lichtenstein before at the Art Institute of Chicago, but I've never seen Warhol or the other artists on display here. The exhibition was well set up, taking you through different locations and time periods... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

just saw this exhibition, but have toured the gallery for other exhibitions previously. The current exhibition hosts works by Australian and global icons, including Warhol and Lichtenstein. The gallery is worth touring just for the building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. It is free and has guided tours at 11am, 12pm and 2pm. It is much like a British Museum except it has Australian / Aboriginal art.

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MOLONG, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

GREAT PLACE TO VISIT restaurant/café when busy not enough food ie running out just a very small complaint other wise EXCELLENT

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

They provided free lock up. This is ticket free place. You will find so many great art work there. They keep updating recent art performances and work shows. Some of the art session are paid to entry. Inside, you can find toilet, restaurant where you can have a short break.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If one likes art do not refrain from visiting the Art Gallery of New South Wales . Stimulating beautiful & inspirational .Sadly there are Limited hours at cafe - restaurant Nevertheless . very nice experience . Afterwards if one is still energized cross over to Royal Botanical Gardens and take a refreshing stroll through the greenery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A must visit for art lovers. Wonderful permanent exhibition, particularly the aboriginal display. Watch out for the visiting exhibitions, currently Pop and Popism. Park down near Lady Macquries cahir and have a stroll along the harbour front or a picnic in the Botanical gardens. Free except for the temporary exhibitions. A donation is appreciated.

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