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National Gallery of Victoria

180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia (Southbank)
61 3 8620 2222
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As featured in 3 days in Melbourne
Ranked #6 of 208 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Allow at least four hours, great cafe, awesome. We spent hours in here, displays are well thought out, lots of interactive parts, learnt a lot about the human body and Aussie history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Gallery is in a great spot and easy to get to. The collections are fascinating but be aware that Tuesdays are a closed day unless specified thats a bit of a trick. Check the website for opening times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is such a great place to visit if you are interested in the ARTS. Great displays of wonderful artwork by famous artist, from all over the world….and not forgetting many Australian painters, and sculptures. A very enjoyable day out, with guided tour as well.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Located near the Melbourne Arts Centre and Southbank, opposite Queen Victoria Gardens and about 10 minutes of walking distance from the Flinders Station and Federation Square (please refer to my earlier review of this place), stood this magnificent building that offers lots to see for visitors of all ages. It has a massive scale of exhibits that included paintings and... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The only floor worth visiting is the art deco gallery on the 3rd floor. They have a collection of coloured polar bears at the entrance that's fun for the kids.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The building itself is an exhibition of beauty! The museum staff are all very knowledgable, passionate, helpful and generally delightful - which added to my experience. Very well organised. I went for one exhibition, (Italian masterpiece - paid for, and literally touched my soul) and evened up staying the WHOLE day pursuing and experiencing the many and varied free exhibitions,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The museum itself is quite excellent, but I found myself put off by the way they presented the canon of Australian art, as if it was mostly European/American knock-offs. The aboriginal art section on the ground floor is grandiose and spectacular.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great pieces of art to see for all family. Friendly staff. Hints for kids on some pieces of art to make interesting for them.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It always has great exhibitions and I check it out on every visit to Melbourne. Never been disappointed yet.

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Sippy Downs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This incredible exhibition from the Prado in Spain was just beautiful, the paintings were awe inspiring, we are so privileged to have seen this art, this is the only time the paintings have been seen outside of Europe, well done National Gallery of Vitoria.

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