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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 #7 of 204 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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New Lambton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The NGV is without a doubt one of the world's great galleries. Apart from the excellent permanent galleries, it always has a range of temporary exhibitions, including Winter blockbusters. This year it is Italian Masterpieces from the Prado, Madrid. A wonderful exhibition- beautifully presented, with excellent interactive activities with music etc. My wife and I have now visited several of... More

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Vancouver
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was absolutely blown away by this gallery, it at least rivals and in many cases exceeds, other world galleries I have visited. There is so much to take in and so many of the great masters are so easy to view. When I think of the galleries in Europe where one has to crowd around a painting with a... More

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Bairnsdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Always good for a visit. Free entry to most exhibits or pay for a visiting exhibition. Nice walk along St Kilda Rd to get there.

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Olonzac, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I visited here on my first day here (having arrived at the airport from Europe at 6am), but my friend with whom I was staying had a lunch engagement so I took time out during it to look at the Italian masters exhibition ( whilst laughing quietly that I had gone half way round the world to see an exhibition... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Always loved visiting the art gallery, including the feature water wall. Really beautiful old & new collections of paintings. World class & definitely worth visiting :-)

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Kyneton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Live music, the Italian Masterpieces & nice food & wine! Good value, great atmosphere! Great to spend time in the Great Hall (live music venue).

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Ultima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

visited the Italian masters collection,. it was breath taking, such old paintings so beautiful, there was a lovely display also in foyer of polar bears in varied bright colors made with feathers!!! really worth a visit

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a couple of hours to kill and so dropped in. Interesting displays, although some rooms were better than others. The audio visual display room had sections of walls that were translucent and looked like doorways. Given the dull lighting, it was deceptive and so it was easy to mistake it for an exit. Too bad it was not,... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We took 3 boys 6,4 and 2. To the drawing exhibit for kids it was free and very interactive. They enjoyed it immensely. they were able to don helmets with crayons attached and draw on the wall, the same with sandals, they lay down and scribbled with their feet. There is something for all age groups and I saw many... More

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Fraser Coast, QLD, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the design of this building, with one room leading to another, creating a sense of discovery with every step. Impressive exhibitions - my favourite was the modern art and the samurai exhibit.

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