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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 190 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Art Museums
Description: Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Just spend a pleasant afternoon wandering the myriad of galleries, for local Victorians - check it out - its your resource and its free! There will be something for all tastes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Although the artworks can be very interpretive (hence I wouldn't recommend for someone who detests modern art) I always enjoy coming here and exploring the different galleries.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

NGV is a great asset to the Melbourne culture scene. They have permanent exhibits, but I always find myself drawn there for their rotating exhibitions.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Well as I am an animator , I apprec all art. Some paintings and different artwork , really catched my eye. Ones that tell a story or that have an educational part of history about it. Security and staff are lovely and all willing to help. Plus they re-use there water . Also if you need a rest theres a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Just perfect: inside and out! The garden in front of it is so pretty and just the perfect spot to lay down and not think about life! Music everyday, just this cenary only Melbourne has! Can't loose!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I regularly go to the NGV because I never tire of the fantastic exhibitions they have and the world class paintings always on display. They have themed exhibits which are changed on a regular basis thus every time you go you will find something new. Occasionally they have special exhibitions (usually at a small fee) - the Impressionists was one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love the NGV, I'm a member and find it a fabulous place to visit. Every time I walk through there is something interesting to see, but more than that, it's a space that makes you feel calm and inspired at the same time. My personally favorite is Picasso's Weeping Woman. I've stood in front of it for ages at... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The standing collections at both the International and Australian venues (about 500m apart) are excellent, being well presented and with short but helpful notes. There are also many special exhibitions (some for a fee) that are worth a look.

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

Very easy to get to by tram or train or parking underneath Nice cafes next to it at SouthBank or there cafes inside and just outside on river bank Exhibits change regularly so always something different to see well worth a visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Was amazing to take the time to look closely at some of the art. we walk through life so quickly sometimes that we miss the fine detail , same goes for the art gallery. Never took the time before, but so glad and inspired that I did.

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