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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 35 things to do in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Instituted in 1884, this became the first provincial Art Gallery established in Australia.
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Instituted in 1884, this became the first provincial Art Gallery established in Australia.

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Camden, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Even if you only have the slightest interest in art, you MUST see this gallery. It is simply incredible. The quality of the pieces in the masters gallery upstairs is outstanding. If you only ever visit one more art gallery in your life, make sure this is the one. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A good regional art gallery, nice and peaceful with some lovely works. Could have done with an audio guide.

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Wendouree
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Whilst there are paid special exhibits the have a great gallery that's free. For a quiet relaxing walk around on a rainy day it's good. Haven't eaten at the cafe. The gift shop has unique gifts for that hard to buy for person.

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Ballarat, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

the gallery itself is quite interesting, albeit small to a UK traveller. It is free entry, unless there is a special exhibition on. We paid to visit the Eikon exhibition, and it was worth every cent. The most beautiful Eikons, contextualised in a history of Russia and the Orthodox Church. Each Eikon separately interpreted, with the text in a variety... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Spent several hours here the quality & variety of works is excellent ,a good selection in the Lindsay family room & a good mix of old & modern.Local,European & Indigenous artists all represented.

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Ballarat, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

By far the best of the regional public galleries in Victoria. Has a great collection. Large holding of prints. Growing collections of botanical images and aboriginal works. Cafe is very good.; as is the gallery shop. Will be hosting the Archibald Prize for the next few years when it tours the states. And will be expanding facilities to cope with... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The art gallery is located in a beautiful old building with an amazing staircase. Most of the displays were free to visit and offered a range of interesting pieces. The gift shop features a large selection of quality gifts. Be sure to add this to your Ballarat itinerary.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

World renowned art from Russia ,Greece Syria, beautifully presented and with an all day ticket, so relaxed !! .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just lovely Ballarat is a stunning place with its amazing building the people are really lovely there to .The shopping centres are huge the streets are lovely the Art Gallery is a must for anyone would is visting the town .The gift shop is well stocked .

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A very good permanent collection displayed to advantage in the historic building. The art works and craft items portrayIing life in early Ballarat are particularly fascinating. The gallery shop Publications is well stocked; Andi was most helpful and knowledgeable with enquiries about past exhibitions ('For Auld Lang Syne' and 'Capturing Flora').

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