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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
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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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Surround yourself with Old Masters and new challenging artists. Eat in one of the most enjoyable restaurants and wander the galleries to your heart's content and it will feel like... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Surround yourself with Old Masters and new challenging artists. Eat in one of the most enjoyable restaurants and wander the galleries to your heart's content and it will feel like paradise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very eclectic collection of art with Francis Bacon in one room and some truly wonderful aboriginal art in the next. The Australian art contained in the museum was very interesting and I would never have seen it if not for the museum.

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Benicia, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well curated with good notes. Really enjoyed the Aboriginal and other Australian art. Definitely worth a couple of hours.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

WE visited the gallery of the Tuesday (Australia Day) to see the current exhibition of masterpieces from the national galleries of Scotland. The presentation was in the usual location in the downstairs halls and was while slightly busy, we had no issue with taking our time moving through the paintings. Excellent selection of European artists (mostly not Scottish) and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is perfectly situated at the Botanic Gardens. A great variety of paintings and sculpture set in a magnificent Sandstone building. Great to see and exhibition of the Irish Artist Francis Bacon there also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been most fortunate, visiting galleries both on Australia and overseas, but I still have the Wow, a Frans Hals, a Rembrandt or a Gaugin. This special exhibition from Edinburgh was excellent. The Botticelli was gorgeous, the Hals...well, that I would like to take home. Good lighting, story boards and 'themed' rooms, each numbered in Roman numerals. Hurry before... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great exhibition! Rembrandt, Sargent, Constable, Gauguin, Monet, Cezanne etc. Definitely worth seeing before 14th February.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum while in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Although I hadn't heard of any of the artists, the museum was well laid out and I enjoyed the art I saw.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect choice for a day out. I enjoyed the latest exhibition 'THE GREATS ' its a must see event. It has a superb collection. so much to see and enjoy. Afterwards I walked across to the Botanic gardens for a relaxing afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know how many times I have been there. It's a very nice museum which incorporates the city view through big large windows in the g level.

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.