We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A lovely place to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria
180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia
61 3 8620 2222
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 283 things to do in Melbourne
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A lovely place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The National Gallery has many beautiful works of art which are well displayed including lots of areas for visitors to sit and enjoy. The curators were helpful with some being proactive to point things out for people to observe. The shop has lots of nice gifts and the restaurant is a must, particularly if you have time for a traditional afternoon tea.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank psboll
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,358 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Surprising”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We chose to do a tour with one of the volunteer guides. She was very knowledgeable and interesting which made us appreciate the artwork and especiallly the venue. We were most impressed with the ceiling made of glass.
What a great way to spend an afternoon in Melbourne

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank vk0036
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A Melbourne must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

One of the oldest galleries of art in Australia, the NGV is an unmissable attraction featuring striking design, many quality restaurants, a huge and diverse selection of art from around the globe, a great shop and regularly changing temporary exhibits that actively seek to engage with those who may not consider themselves art lovers. A recent visit took in a temporary exhibit of photographer Thomas Demand's works (where he creates lifelike scenes from paper), costumes from the Victorian Ballet, several multimedia exhibits, brilliant and challenging contemporary works from the rising art scene in Indonesia and a selection of collectable sneakers & high tops. Also worth viewing is the collection of designer furniture, the breathtaking great hall with its intricate stained glass ceiling, the 'water wall' at the NGVs entrance and the outdoors sculpture garden. Whether a visitor or local, there's always something to see at the NGV.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank KICon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good collection of Eastern and Western Art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Varied galleries with lots of different styles of art from around the world. Also a few with pottery etc (not really my interest). The building itself is worth seeing with its waterfall down the outside and lovely garden out back. Some great areas inside just for sitting too. Bit confusing to find your way around though!

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Hannah G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne
Level Contributor
73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

A great collection of historical artifacts. It is heaven for art lovers. For other also, it is well worth a visit. It is easily accessible from city and holds new exhibits on regular occasions.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank lovetravel7519
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed National Gallery of Victoria also viewed

 

Been to National Gallery of Victoria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing