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National Gallery of Victoria

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Address: 180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 8620 2222
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Description: Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.

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Go...its free....a walk away.....gr8 scones and tea!

A definite must visit..... It's free, is a walk away - just over the river, they layout is superb, its family friendly. One of the best places we visit in Aus. We went is winter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A definite must visit..... It's free, is a walk away - just over the river, they layout is superb, its family friendly. One of the best places we visit in Aus. We went is winter, the place was spacious so felt empty, it was bright, light, informative. For us Brits......the restaurant/café.....scones and tea....yummy! Also stick your finger in the water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took our grandaughter to visit the Tromorama exhibition, what a wonderful experience. This is an interactive exhibition for children aged between approximately 2 and 12. They can make their own animated film, dance on the lit dance floor, enjoy the noises of the garden . A wonderful place to use their imagination. As adults we had lots of fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good permanents exhibitions and free. Only the temporary exhibitions need to be paid. A lot of art and stuff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went for hubby's birthday.It was really good & worth the effort to come from Sydney .The audio tour was a big help

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We always find time to visit the Gallery when we are in Melbourne. There is always something new to discover with the collection frequently changed. We particularly enjoyed the small exhibition of Scandinavian designers, household items and furniture. Also spent time looking at the Ancient World Collection. You could spend a day, or just 10 minutes, but don't miss it,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A spure of the moment trip to the Gallery, and it was ana amzing day nice and quiet with people there to enjoy the art. The art on display was amazing and so beautiful to see was a good day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

So many things to see, caters to everyone. An excellent way to spend a few hours indoor. Entry is free and there is another gallery nearby withing walking distance. close on Tuesday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I attended an Art Party event here which included workshops, art viewing, including the David Shrigley exhibit and a silent disco. Was a very interesting experience. Only complaint would be there was very limited vegetarian catering at the event, but you don't need food at an art gallery, right. Love going here regularly to check out the latest exhibits and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

For art gallery lover, actually NGV has no updated collection that im looking for. Yet, i really like spending time here enjoying floor by floor the permanent collection. I really like the european section and the bookstore. I spent so many time in book store! Nice experienve too see Rodin sculpture and medieval art..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Behind the water wall at the entrance to the gallery, you will find exhibits ranging from 17th century art, to pottery, to asian art and even experimental video. Each exhibit has an information panel containing information about the artist and the arf twork. The gallery is very well laid out and if you need a break, there are chairs in... More 

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Address: 180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 8620 2222
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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