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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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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.

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Very intersting museum, rich with antiques!

Strenghts: the distribution of masterpieces in three different floors, according to theme treated! the entry is completely free of charge, too

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Strenghts: the distribution of masterpieces in three different floors, according to theme treated! the entry is completely free of charge, too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visit every time we're in Melbourne and there's usually at least one exhibition that holds our interest. This is a fine collection of buildings, the gallery, theatre, concert hall, all side by side

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

they have excellent travelling exhibits at the national gallery on st kilda rd, but the gallery itself needs updating. compared to other large galleries, it's dark and rabbit-warren-y. their exhibits, e.g., the jean-paul gaultier - attract huge numbers, so they really need to expand their spaces in order to accommodate more people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great, must see museum with both Australian and international, modern and older art pieces. Fantastic buildings and cafés!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Again a great Australian institution which is a must for all visitors to this wonderful city. Collections are well presented in good, well thought out spaces. Easily found and well serviced by public transport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic art in an interactive environment. Lovely people watching over the place too. We missed the main gallery (closed on Mondays) but went to the international gallery which had a heap of contemporary art to go along with the more historic pieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I only visited the free exhibitions and had an absolutely fantastic time. I learnt a heap load, loved even more and have a new found appreciation for Japanese pottery. Go on a rainy day (of which there are loads of in Melbourne) and have a blast. The staff are also fantastically good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great museum and best of all majority of the museum is Free! Need at least 2 hours to enjoy the whole museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I cant' say I am a fan of Jean- Paul Gaultier but clearly he had influenced fashiom especially the punk look of the 1980s. I clearly enjoyed the exhibition, the moving walkway .. pity I was not with my wife. Every time I am in Melbourne and when time permits, I try to see major exhibits like this. NGV International... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

can't get bored here with so much to admire and read. and it also got a wonderful section for kids, and a lot of the exhibits also have fun questions for kids. so something for everyone.

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