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Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
+61 3 5434 6088
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Bendigo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Established in 1887, Bendigo Art Gallery is the largest, and one of the oldest regional galleries in Australia. The Gallery's collection is extensive and varied with an emphasis on 19th century European art and Australian art from 1800s onwards, alongside a strong collection of contemporary Australian art. The collection is complimented by dynamic temporary exhibitions and a diverse range of public programs and events.

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GEELONG
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the "Body Beautiful"the Greek exhibition which was the main event then we had lunch at the cafe visited the "Undressed"exhibition. Both exhibitions were excellent but the Body Beautiful was a great ancient Greek exhibition with marvelous artifacts. It was very well organised and impressive exhibitions and an enjoyable cafe for a light lunch.

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not only does the Gallery host / curate many international exhibitions from galleries such as The Victoria & Albert in London: it also has a very worthwhile permanent collection which is regularly "rotated" so that it is not static. It also supports a number of Prizes and Scholarships, making it a valuable community contributor. The staff are always friendly and... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We are very lucky in Bendigo to have such an amazing Gallery, I would say it is one of the best Regional Galleries in the world. The fantastic displays we have had over recent years is a credit to our curator. The amount of people they have brought to our city has a real spin off effort

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visited the gallery with a friend one Sunday afternoon to check out a local display. I never had really been into art as such but thought I would tag along. The building itself is amazing let alone the art & displays. Also found staff extremely friendly definitely recommend a visit if you are in the Bendigo area!

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Bendigo Art Gallery is world class which is evident in the calibre of the exhibitions it attracts. It is modern with many rooms serving the needs of the different type of exhibit. The regular collectio is always impressive. Staff are on hand to answer any queries and the cafe on the way out is a great way to end... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was the main reason that I made a trip up to Bendigo for a weekend, not just because I like art galleries (which I do), but because they had an exhibition of Greek artifacts which would instantly catch my attention, as well as a booking for an entire weekend. It also gave me a good excuse to go and... More

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Maiden Gull y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great place to visit for many different displays.lovely coffee shop out the back in the park, Plenty of parking out there too

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

As a local attend all exhibitions, some however leave you a bit lacking. Very inconvenient that you have to purchase tickets in Theatre next door. Gallery shop very limited.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderfully curated gallery and wish we'd had longer to take it all in on this s trip. Great gift shop and cafe also.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Brilliantly designed, this gallery can give you the big city experience with the countyside price tag and friendliness. We save Body Brilliant and Undressed over two days, had time for a quick inspection on the permanent collection. Great shop with local wares.

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