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Art Gallery Ballarat

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
61 03 5320 5858
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Instituted in 1884, this became the first provincial Art Gallery established in Australia.
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The art blew me away. Simply sublime gallery. Everyone must visit it. I will most definitely be going back .

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Malvern, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Amazing collection of works. Particularly liked the Lindsay collection & the fact that so many contemporary artists were represented

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Fort St. John, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Ballarat has it's share of historic buildings, but the Art Gallery did not dissapoint. The staff were extremely pleasant, and we were happy to catch the Auld Lang Syne exhibit exploring some of the Scottish influences on the early developments in Australia. Obviously the gallery has so much more to offer, and if you have time I am confident it... More

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The display is affected at the moment (mid-July) because spaces have been closed for renovation, but the collection that's still on display is well presented and covers a number of styles. The bonus for me was the knowledgeable and friendly tour guide (I'm afraid I don't recall her name). If all the gallery's guides are as good as she was... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It is free entry. I am not a museum type of person. However, I love this museum. They are so many paintings to admire. I suggest you to spend 3 hours here at least.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is the 3rd time I have been to the Ballarat Art Gallery. I think it has a really good collection - a good variety, some lovely pieces. The building and decor are delightful. I will definitely be spending more time there on my next visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

As previous reviewers say, this is an excellent art museum in the traditional mode and it occupies an imposing colonial building on a suitably broad street. We visited for the exhibition about Scots in Australia and timed our visit to take advantage of a guided tour. We opted not to eat at the gallery's café because we were not sure... More

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Melbourne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Brilliant. What a collection with Roberts, McCubbin, Streeton, Nolan etc. Beautiful building and all for free.

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to this art gallery, there seemed to be something for everyone and it was well laid out.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Everything from the design, detail and the display were simply out of this world! It's located in a beautiful historic building in the Historic Precint in Ballarat. Allow for a few hours to fully explore this wonderful place

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