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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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A must when in Melbourne

Always wonderful exhibitions on & worth checking whenever in Melbourne. Delightful scones at the cafe upstairs as well!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Always wonderful exhibitions on & worth checking whenever in Melbourne. Delightful scones at the cafe upstairs as well!

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Keilor Downs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Art is infused in your whole experience at the NGV, from the stone sculpture in the lobby, the contemporary, "foreign", textile/sartorial, classic and gastromic (Persimmon is a great restaurant) art, there are so many masterpieces. The interactive features, the moving pictures and the still ones, the sculptures, memorabilia...it's impossible to get bored. Kudos to the gallery for being easy to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

NVG is a great museum: interesting architecture, beautiful entrance. But if you've been to museums in NYC or Europe, you will feel that it lacks a bit of oomph in the permanent exhibition. They do always bring in very interesting short term exhibits and they usually shine (like the Jean-Paul Gaultier). Definitely worth a visit if there is something special... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

While most of the work was a bit too main stream and traditional for me, there were a few pieces that I connected with (a Degas, a Tissot and the big rope and ball thing you could walk through) but there is no denying the size and quality of the collection. The building itself, formal and almost Frank Lloyd Wrightish... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Lovely gallery, helpful staff wonderful a gift & book shop. Exhibits very good. would definitely visit agian

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I'm not a huge fan of museums but there's a lot of items being exhibited so you're bound to find something that interests you. The modern section was very interesting, as well as the live conservation room. Some standouts were Edwin Long's 'Queen Esther' and a bronze cast of Rodin's 'The Thinker'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Another icon of Melbourne and well worth a visit! A great selection of all art. A whole day can easily be spent here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I just enjoyed the experience and the art work. It is such a peaceful place to wander round and sit when ever you feel like it just to admire a piece. Some of the staff in the shop area can be a bit snooty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Was great to take my teenage daughter who loves art to a place that was free to get in and we could wander around for hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The gallery offers something for all ages. The entrance hall always has a display of interest and intrigue from the Golden Carousel to feathered polar bears. The children's area is a favorite of our grandchildren with many hands on activities. Apart from the feature exhibition there are many smaller ones and a lot of these are free. There is a... More 

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