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Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Address: Art Gallery Road | The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 2 9225 1744
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each...

One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each year. Located 15 minutes walk from the city centre, with impressive collections of Aboriginal, Australian, European, Asian and contemporary art. Open daily, free general admission.Late opening Wednesdays until 9pm with free talks, films, live music and more.

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Don't miss the Archibalds

As always, the Archibalds create admiration, criticism and plenty of conversation. As an added extra, the Wynne and Sulman artworks are included in the entry fee. To finish off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As always, the Archibalds create admiration, criticism and plenty of conversation. As an added extra, the Wynne and Sulman artworks are included in the entry fee. To finish off your visit, the cafe is a great place to discuss the paintings viewed. If you arrive before 10 am as we did, pop across the road to the little cafe in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gallery is situated in the botanical garden tourist / romantic and family place we went there last week seen the exhibition of frida kahlo and diego it was fantastic and today we went to see paintings for the Archibald it was excellent then we went to the restaurant inside the gallery forlunch and had coffee in the members 0nly... More 

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Liverpool, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The art gallery is very popular for a number of key things, one of them is definitely the different exhibition through out the year and the amazing restaurant downstairs which offers great food at great prices the sops are also great . the location means that you right in the heart of the city and close to other amazing places... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was thrilled to see the Archibald Collection and was able to spend plenty of time looking at the artwork. I even took the chance to look at some of the other works housed there. My only complaint would be that the number of guided tours occurring at the same time seemed excessive.You would suddenly find oneself locked in to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to see the exhibition of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her partner Diego Rivera. Great exhibition and wonderful art gallery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Gallery represents a good collection of Australian art, some pieces very very talented. One of important advantages was the multicultural character of exposition, we have enjoy the beautiful aborigine art too.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled from Tasmania especially to view this exhibition and were not disappointed. Wonderful. Very pleased we booked tickets in advance as there were queues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We especially enjoyed the collections of indigenous art. There is also a nice cafe and a well-stocked gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not an art fanatic but there were things in this museum that were certainly worth seeing! The modern art is hilarious and some of the historic paintings are quite beautiful. It's definitely a #1 for art lovers, but go even if you don't like art galleries! There's plenty of stuff to make fun of there...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I travel to Sydney each year around the time of the Archibald exhibition. Most of the time I don't agree with the judges decision of the winner. This year I did feel the winner was the right painting.the painting that won the packing room prize was probably better , but never wins main prize. Some intersting paintings, but as usual... More 

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Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.