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Address: 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 61 03 5320 5858
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Description: Instituted in 1884, this became the first provincial Art Gallery...
Instituted in 1884, this became the first provincial Art Gallery established in Australia.
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Amazing collection of art

The centrally located Art Gallery in Ballarat includes an amazing selection of art works in many carefully used spaces. It was a lovely surprise

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Bendigo, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The centrally located Art Gallery in Ballarat includes an amazing selection of art works in many carefully used spaces. It was a lovely surprise

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Canberra, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This Art Gallery is a surprise in that it has a surprising collection, housed in an old/new gallery which is magnificent. Our group was shown around by Jane, who was excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is an Attraction that has Free Admission The main entrance to this venue is tucked away amongst a row of shops which did make it difficult to locate, especially as there is no prominent signage easily visible from the road. We actually ended up going into the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre to ask for confirmation... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Ikons exhibit was extensive excellent and easy to follow. The permanent collection of nineteenth and twentieth century art, especially by Australian artists, is delightful. The Gallery's imposing space is in equal parts impressive and restful. Their gift store is a pleasant diversion.

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Bendigo, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stopped by for a quick visit and more than an hour later had forgotten all about rushing off. What a wonderful and varied collection. My personal favourite was "vignettes" exhibition. The gift shop has a great selection and we really enjoyed our afternoon tea in the cafe. Great family activity.

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Camden, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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