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National Gallery of Victoria

Address: 180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia (Southbank)
Phone Number: 61 3 8620 2222
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Ranked #4 of 174 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit Melbourne there is something interesting on at the NGV. This time (Jan 2015) it was the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition. It also has a good permanent collection, a nice cafe and a well stocked shop/bookshop.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Went to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition and wow, it was amazing - an absolute credit to the NGV and the curators. We also had a look through the Romance Was Born kids exhibition which was fantastic - if only our son was a bit older to enjoy it!

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful gallery in every respect. Great building, architecture, permanent and temporary exhibitions. the Henry Moore of the Draped Woman in the back garden is worth a visit unto itself!

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Teignmouth, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I was slightly disappointed that it showed more European Art than Australian.. there was a very interesting touring exhibition from a Glaswegian aritst at the time and another from an Indonesian artist. I liked that. The building is interesting and the coloured glass ceiling was magnificent.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

While in Melbourne we visited the gallery to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition which was fantastic and couldn't be faltered! The only disappointment was the crowds which made it difficult and timely viewing the pieces - maybe have a number restriction per 30mins-1hr allowed in at a time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I loved the Jean Paul Gautier exhibit ~ thoroughly enjoyable and fun to see. The gallery is very modern looking and easy to navigate. It has quite a number of informative exhibits. Don't foget to look at all the aussie artwork.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the space, the architecture, the wet waterfall window, the carefully curated exhibits, loved the friendly golden merry-go-round which both adults and children were enjoying. The European sections was a joy as so much else was in the Gallery. We did not have quite enough time to get full value but we will be sure to head straight back... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is by far the most amazing exhibition in an Art Gallery I have ever seen. Every room was a WOW factor. A bit disappointing that the restaurant in the Art Gallery was closed for the day when we decided to have a late lunch.

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Sydney, NSW
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I've been here twice over the past year and it's a great place to catch up on some local culture. There's lots of rooms to walk through, from older more traditional works to some modern ones, and a good range of different types of works. It's not even that much of a hassle to get around if there's lots of... More 

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Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Every floor different, very open and colourful. If there is 1 museum you want to visit, go here ! Near tram stops, near city center

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