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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 203 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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Melbourne, Australia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I went to see the "Italian Masterpieces" exhibition and it was wonderful. Haven't been to the gallery in years and so was a surprise to find it much the same but so improved with access and very helpful, patient and friendly staff. The Italian Masterpieces were stunning, worth a visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This gallery is amazing. We visited the Italian Masterpieces exhibition all of the staff were really friendly and if you wanted to know anything about the art work the staff were more than happy to answer any questions.The only down sider is the gallery doesn't open until 10am so maybe come around half an hour after it opens otherwise you... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The museum is not huge and so quite do-able. They had a good variety of types of art and I loved the "Art as Therapy" signs next to some of the art work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

When I visited, they had an exhibition on contemporary art that just blew my mind. I may not be an expert on art, but the collection had me laughing and in awe at most of the pieces. There's free wifi there as well, which might also be another reason why I loved the NGV so much.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I enjoyed the exhibit. The teenagers enjoyed the first half then started to get bored. Many of the artists are note well known.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Huge complex, big grand galleries, and it's free. What's not to like? The Asian galleries are really good and more like a museum exhibition than art gallery. Mostly historical artifacts and information. They have probably dedicated a little too much of the gallery to 1600-1900 European art, which is all largely similar. But that is a minor complaint.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Spent an afternoon at the Gallery with my cousin. We paid for the Italian Masterpieces exhibition - which turned out to be an average display. The NSG itself is a lovely building with a decent collection of excellent art works. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Victoria gallery is absolutely breathtaking. There is so maby things to see about arts and for so many different tastes. It goes from Egypt, designed furniture, paintings from the XXe century, sculputures, chinese civilisation, new temporary exhibitions... There is also activities for the kids. It is very hard to see everything in once. In less than ten months, I... More

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Dungog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is about Australian furniture design. Featherstone, Meadmore etc. great to look and read about.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a brilliant exhibition well worth the $26 entrance fee. There are 6 rooms full of paintings and drawings.

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