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Bendigo Art Gallery

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Address: 42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5434 6088
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Established in 1887, Bendigo Art Gallery is the largest, and one of the...
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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Imagining Ned Exhibition

A beautiful gallery with a great exhibition showcasing many artworks and artifacts relating to Australia's Ned Kelly. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Cheltenham, Australia
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Cheltenham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A beautiful gallery with a great exhibition showcasing many artworks and artifacts relating to Australia's Ned Kelly. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very big and good exhibits. The food in the cafe at the back of the gallery was also fantastic - fresh and big portions!

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Bendigo, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Bendigo Art Gallery has attracted some of the most amazing exhibitions in recent years including Grace Kelly, Dame Edna Everage Costumes, Brides through the years, Archibald Prize entries, to name a few. This along with some incredibly beautiful artwork that I have admired for years makes the Bendigo Art Gallery a very rewarding visit any day of the year, The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always a pleasant place to go. We liked the permanent and photographic exhibitions. The suckling pigs are thought provoking.

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Box Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

These guys really know how to run fabulous exhibitions. While the gallery has an amazing collection of Victorian Era art related to its role as a gold mining town, it has turned its curatory skills to modern culture with events such as wedding gown and Grace Kelly exhibitions. It has also displayed world war 1 photos by local residents. Incredible... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A significant number of rooms were closed as the gallery gears up to showcase a Ned Kelly exhibition, but the remaining rooms are well curated and have a good range of Australian and International art, showcasing paintings and artefacts. We didn't visit the cafe at the back of the gallery, but you could certainly hear it - the sound echos... More 

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Ballarat
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Beautiful gallery spaces, cleverly curated. The surrounding park sets a beautiful atmosphere. Keep an eye on the visiting exhibitions, but also drop in from time to time just to check out the collection.

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Collingwood, Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

great collection, beautifully manicured gardens, well worth the visit! don't forget to climb up the tower and view the town.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We deliberately visited Bendigo for this gallery. It is wonderful, and has a great restaurant. So good - GO!

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Wollongong, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This just has to be the best regional art gallery in Australia. From Ben Quilty to Brett Whitely, Tom Roberts to Arthur Boyd. A wealth of master pieces.

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