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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 209 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Art Museums
Description: Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Visited the Bushido exhibition which explores the Way of the Samurai. Their virtues of honesty, courage, benevolence, respect, self-sacrifice, self-control, duty and loyalty are reflected in this exhibition : they saw themselves as men of refined culture as well as warriors. On until 2014 Nov 04th.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Italian Masterpieces Exhibition from Spain's Royal Court, Museo del Prado featured 72 paintings& 33 drawings that span the early C16th to C18 centuries- Italian art from the High Renaissance to the neoclassical period. Utterly beautiful, how wonderful that this fabulous exhibition is travelling the world. A beautiful hard backed book of these paintings and drawings was available for only... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Nothing of great interest in this well-known gallery. However some famous names did come up and some interesting paintings sere to be found in the modern part. The historical area of the museum seems slightly superficial, especially the European part. A nice day out in any case, and something to check off your bucket list.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The gallery has excellent collections of Australian art, from the earliest times to contemporary. A knowledgeable guide showed us how landscape painting changed across time as European influences were replaced by real understanding of Australia.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We got there about 30 minutes before closing so only scratched the surface. But what we did see was very interesting. Check it out.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The first time I tried to visit all of the upstairs was closed, so only saw the ground floor (which was pretty good but only took about an hour). When I finally got to see the rest I have to say I was probably more interested in the architecture than the art. If you are into Asian art or furniture... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Ian Potter Australian collection is just outstanding, the history of Australian painting and the works by various masters was quite awe-inspiring. The European collection is also surprisingly good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

National Gallery is a great place to visit for all age groups. There is so much to see and do that you will need more than one visit. Plenty of activities for children, cafes, restaurant large variety of exhibits, relaxing garden and very interesting giftshop. If you are lucky enough to be a member there is a relaxing Members lounge... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Love NGV - whether it's the permanent collection that takes on new life with every visit or travelling exhibits such as Salvador Dali or Neoimpressionism, the NGV never fails to astound and delight! The water feature at the entrance is a highlight.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The National Gallery is wonderful, their mixture of various and different works of artists is wonderful. Definitely worth a visit

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