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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 19 Attractions 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Went to see stunning exhibition of Orthodox Christian Icons. It is worth a visit just for the permanent collection of great Australian art from early colonial times to the present day. The cafe serves delicious meals & coffee. Admission prices apply for special exhibitions. Highly recommend on your trip to Ballarat

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The building is beautiful and the paintings, a representative collection, well displayed and lit. Unfortunately I did not have time to visit the special exhibition. Ballarat gallery often has excellent special exhibitions. Well worth a visit (nice shop as well!)

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

everytime someone comes to stay we always take them to the art gallery, it is worth visiting often as they have new exhibitions.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I love coming every once in a while just to walk around and visit a new exhibit. The atmosphere is very peaceful and I love the architecture of this gallery.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

There is a good indicative range of Australian (and some European) art from the C18th onwards generally arranged by period.Unfortunately the shop does not sell any prints of the collection which is a pity - there are two interesting Jeffrey Smart paintings I had not seen before and would have like to buy in reproduction. The cafe serves a good... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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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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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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