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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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Hours:
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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You can easily spend all day here looking at different parts of the collection, sitting outside with a coffee or lunching. We took a free tour of highlights of the collection with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The setting and architecture of the building are worth the visit which is free. The collection however is not inspiring and lacks imagination in the way it is presented

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You can easily spend all day here looking at different parts of the collection, sitting outside with a coffee or lunching. We took a free tour of highlights of the collection with an excellent guide, and the gallery also offers free guided tours of the Aboriginal art collection at 11am and one in early afternoon - check the time. It's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I found the art gallery of New South Wales a good few hours to spend there's always a great variety of art to look at which explains a lot of Australian history the staff have always been very nice and helpful and they always have amazing art from lots of different talented artists

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yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The gallery holds an excellent collection, which ranges from aboriginal art to oriental exhibits. At the time we visited, there was major work underway installing a forthcoming visiting exhibition but this did not detract from our enjoyment. The venue also provided a good respite in the heat of the day, being air conditioned and having good refreshment options.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Good, if not blockbuster, range of temporary exhibitions and a large collection of Australian modern and colonial art. Lovely exhibition spaces, a little annoying for the disabled as only one set of elevators, but nicely resolved for other guests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a huge art gallery that I had limited time to explore. I focused mostly on the Yiribana Gallery which is the Aboriginal gallery. I enjoyed my visit here and was amazed that such a huge art gallery would be free of charge. That was very nice and probably encourages more folks to visit. I highly recommend a visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy art and expositions, this is a great place to visit. I quite enjoyed the display of the paintings (mostly the european art). The architecture of the place is quite enjoyable and welcoming. Allow a good couple of hours to go around the place, maybe more if you go to the main exhibition

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Light airy gallery with great displays. We spent a couple of hours browsing, and didn't see all the gallery had to offer. Good to see classes of school children there.

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

It was OK. Plenty to see. Nothing really I over enjoyed. Good quality for what it is tho. It was part of a day of museums so enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Came here for a few hours before catching the plane home. I was able to store my luggage in the cloakroom and also have an excellent lunch at the one of 2 cafe/restaurants in the gallery. The collection is well spaced out and themed, and I did a free guided tour of Australian Art at 2pm which was very informative.... More 

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