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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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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We so enjoyed our visit to this gallery.There is a wonderful collection of Australian art and it was heartening to be able to visit the recent indigenous exhibition. This is also a beautiful building. Well worth a visit and even better it is cost free.

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Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Always great works on display, friendly staff, reasonably priced gift shop and cafe. a great experience was had by the whole family

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Ballarat Art Gallery would have to be the pick of the Victorian Regional Galleries. Not only is the building a treasure in itself but they have some of the most magical paintings to view. See the old Septimus Powers painting of the draught horses and too many of the Australian masters to mention. You must stop to see this gallery

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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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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