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Art Gallery Ballarat

Address: 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 61 03 5320 5858
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Instituted in 1884, this became the first provincial Art Gallery established in Australia.

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Melbourne
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355 reviews 355 reviews
184 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The gallery is lovely and is free. A must see if you are in the area. The cafe is a place not to miss either. I enjoyed a savoury scone which was absolutely delicious and coffee which was smooth and tasty. Ballarat has so much to offer and every time I visit I try and see a little something. My... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Historically interesting and artistically beautiful exhibition of very old Religious Icons they tell the story of the Christian Religion

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Brisbane
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We loved our visit to the Art Gallery. What an amazing collection of Australian Painters on display - it was also nice to be able to take photos of these wonderful works of art. The gallery is well worth visiting - we will return and allow more time to enjoy.

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Launceston, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Wonderful old building full of terrific pieces to view at leisure. Free!! Great gift shop. Showcase of some worthy Australian landscapes, history and notable donated pieces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Lots of different art work to see and always changing really good to go and see if your just in for a relaxing day. Me and my partner came down to ballarat t have a relaxing weekend away and loved just having a slow and comfortable walk around the art gallary was perfect for that and it was also very... More

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Ballarat, Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A nice relaxing way to spend an afternoon if you are visiting Ballarat. A large assortment of artistic pieces to view including the original Eureka Flag. They often have visiting exhibitions on display also.

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Perth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Very interesting art works. A pleasant way to spend an hour or so. Coffee shop very good - tasty food, selection and value for money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We found the gallery quite disappointing especially in comparison to the Bendigo Gallery. We had high expectations of an enjoyable outing - wonderful historic building, Australian collection including of the goldfields, but the presentation and layout of the building and the art was haphazard, for example, a Charles Blackman was unlabelled and above the couch outside the toilets. Its a... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Not completely accessible due to some repair work but still an excellent gallery with an interesting and varied collection

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If nothing else, the exhibits of Australian artists from colonial to modern day is a must. We were also lucky to stumble on a concert by students of Melbourne Conservatorium which was very good.

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