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Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery Road | The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
2 9225 1744
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour...
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Ranked #12 of 238 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Wed 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The Australian and Aboriginal collections are the highlight. The Asian is good, and the European is not much. If you can, take an Aboriginal Art tour, and learn more about the intentions and culture behind the art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I loved the sculptures, set in the middle of gorgeous victorian rooms surrounded by Australian and european art of superb quality

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Art Gallery is located a short walk from St James Station and for anyone interested in our history it is a must see! You will see painting from the earliest settlers depicting their struggle right through to modern day. It is a great way to take in just what Australia is about. The exhibitions are easy to access and... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

An interesting mix of works from European and indigenous cultures. Do make sure you see the paintings by the Australian Impressionists - Charles Conder, Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts. The heat just shimmers off their canvases.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The art gallery is situated in the domain, just a short walk from the CBD. We visited the Pop to Popism exhibition but also took a look at the indigenous art section which was very interesting. The cafe is a nice quiet place to relax with a coffee or lunch and there is a restaurant also with fabulous food.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really enjoyed getting close to Warhols and Liechtensteins. Took the whole family-a few of the exhibits are a bit racy consistent with avant garde work for its time. Beautiful building in lovely part of Sydney

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

A must for any pop culture appreciation-ist. The museum is impeccably clean, friendly, affordable and accessible. Definitely on your to-do list when staying in Sydney.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I love to visit the Art Gallery of Sydney regularly! It has so much depth and variety. I alternate from doing a tour to wandering around alone. It is a very nice place to have lunch too!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My wife works at a museum and couldn't believe the quality of this museum that was FREE. Great way to spend a few hours while it was cloudy / rainy outside. There's some really good / unique art that I enjoyed, and I'm not an artsy person by any means.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This gallery has paintings form Europe as well as Australia. Naturally not all artists can be found here but Joshua Reynolds, Gainsboro' , Picasso and Braque are represented. To my mind breadth is more important than depth: I have found the Uffizi in Florence rather hard work!

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