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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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Art Gallery of NSW

A four star gallery in my view, this collection contains many priceless gems. It is well laid out with special exhibitions featuring regularly. The eating options are good and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A four star gallery in my view, this collection contains many priceless gems. It is well laid out with special exhibitions featuring regularly. The eating options are good and varied but expensive and better value is obtainable elsewhere. But if money is not an issue for you, they are enjoyable. Entrance is free. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I didn't expect such an interesting collection, Australian art as well as European. Really nice surprise during my visit to the Royal Gardens. Must do!

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We ended up our Australian trip back in Sydney on a Wednesday after a flight from Melbourne, and after we checked into our hotel, we still had plenty of time to have a meal and then visit this museum since they stayed open late until 10 p.m. They had an interesting jazz band performing in the atrium area, and there... More 

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Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Loved the wide collection of australian art. The videos were very informative and helped promote some understanding of the story of the first Australians. Very powerful exhonsibit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

great place to enjoy art in a relaxed atmosphere. Always changing and great for kids to wonder and explore without feeling like you have to keep them silent.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Went to this exhibition with high expectations which were not realised. Many very small photographs in dim light with explanations brief or missing entirely (or, listed to the side of a collection of photographs making it almost impossible to match the details to a photograph). A better development of themes and enlargement of smaller images would have been preferred by... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is one of my favourite galleries in the world to visit. It is full of a good balance of the classics and modern pieces. The layout is easy for new comers to navigate their way around.

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Graceville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Always worth a visit,Great exhibits,easy to view at aleisurely pace.Like the Asiatic section particularly. Not very crowded & has good restaurants for when the legs tire. Probably not true at lunch time!

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North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great CBD institution. Had nothing to do at lunchtime yesterday and went to the Art Gallery of NSW and saw "The Photograph and Australia" which was very impressive. Didn't know Australia had so many great photographers. After that had a general look around the gallery. Very impressed with the great artwork we have at the NSW Gallery. Staff are always... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We decided to go to the Art Gallery to see the most recent exhibition. It was worth the long walk from our hotel on the corner of College and Oxford Streets. I did find some of the exhibition a little confusing because all the information about the photos was to one side. However the photos that we saw were amazing... More 

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