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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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Great place to hang out and enjoy

The National Gallery is one of my favourite places to visit. You can wander around at your own pace and see as much or as little as you like. There are often special attractions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the NGV on St Kildare Road to see the free Pre- Raphaelite exhibition. The works on display were from the gallery's own collection. It was well curated and had many interesting preliminary drawings on show which related to various final art works. After the exhibition we decided to visit the Member's Lounge, as we have reciprocal rights, to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The National Gallery is one of my favourite places to visit. You can wander around at your own pace and see as much or as little as you like. There are often special attractions such as Paola Pivi's magnificent giant polar bears or special events such as the Italian Masterpieces exhibition. As well as many noteworthy paintings, there are a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I loved visiting this Gallery again after some years. It has been fully modernised and is very light and air'y. A very nice space and it offers free access to the standard exhibitions.

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Newton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Having gone to this gallery multiple times, I have enjoyed all of its galleries. While I don't like or appreciate everything there, there is something for everyone. The price is right (free) and I have never found it to be overcrowded, but always well attended. They do freshen the exhibits regularly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I'm always excited to see a new travelling exhibition at the NGV, they're so much fun, a great cultural experience, an opportunity to catch up with friends you haven't seen for a while and certain to impress. Also, there are so many free permanent and changing exhibitions that you can virtually go anytime and enjoy yourself, there's something for everyone.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Art and exhibits in the National Gallery are of a World Class standard. Guided tours are offered and it's one of my favourite places to visit when I am in Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The outside of the gallery is a bit formidably but it's supposed to be based on a Chinese fortress so I guess that's kind of the idea. Really interesting uses of water especially at the entry way which it lots of fun esp for kids. The insides a very traditional and fairly conservative, it's most famous work would be Titan's... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visited NGV when the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition was on and it was amazing. The building/architecture was fantastic, and extremely well done. Really helpful staff :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love to take a leisurely wander around here, stopping at exhibits and just enjoying them or trying to work out what the artist is saying. Wheelchair friendly and the coffee and cake is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went to the Golden Age of China exhibition, plus a 1600-1900's needlework display and an exhibit of the pre-Raphaelites. Allow at least half a day, this is a great facility. Good cafe too, but a bit slow on service.

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Additional Information about National Gallery of Victoria

Address: 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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