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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
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

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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Lovely Gallery

I love visiting here - such a great rainy day activity too. Took a friend who was visiting Sydney as part of the list see tourist attractions. Archibald Prize is currently on too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love visiting here - such a great rainy day activity too. Took a friend who was visiting Sydney as part of the list see tourist attractions. Archibald Prize is currently on too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My seniors tour bus drppoed us early in the Domain for a 10 am opening of the NSW Art Gallery. Beautiful area , harbour views, Pavilion Restaurant handy for refreshments. The Art Gallery was featuring at this visit the Archibald Prize collection ( fee) so a large crowd was present. However one can spend ( no charge) easily 2-3 hours... More 

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Sydney, Aust
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently went for Archibald, Sulman & Wynne exhibits. Enjoyed all three exhibits. I was particularly impressed with the Young Archies, amzing upcoming artists. The NSW Art Gallery is a beautiful old building and inside is very spacious. It houses some very well known and also many lessor known Australian artists. Free entry unless you are attending special exhibits. Pop down... More 

Thank Sue H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The gallery always has a good selection of free exhibits but also excellent visiting exhibitions that are well worth seeing. Definitely worth a visit. It also has events such as Jazz evening and art classes and the café with water views is great too.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited to see the 2016. Archibald, Wynn and Sulman entries. The art was spread across the usual galleries downstairs. The Archibald entries were mostly disappointing - Barry Humphries (the winning Archibald entry) looked like the local butcher. The Wynn and Sulman entries on the whole excellent made up for it. If the $18 entry fee for the Archiblad et al... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best art gallery i've seen in Australia. We spent a day and a half there seeing three different exhibits.

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The main purpose of our trip to Sydney on the weekend from across Australia, was to visit the Archibald Prize. Being visual art teachers and artists in our own right meant we had a very hyper sensitive critical eye. The Gallery was full of surprises, our main exhibitions that we'd come to see proved disappointing however the surprises came with... More 

Thank Katrina L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there soon for a wonderful exhibition of paintings,drawings and photos Frida Kahlo and her husband. Well laid out and very interesting.also the Archibald prize paintings are very varied and stunning. I joined 2 free tours and found these informative. Good cafe behind the exhibition also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy visiting this marvellous gallery. Sydney is fortunate to have a gallery of this quality in such a central and attractive location. On this occasion we came for the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo exhibition as well as the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize exhibition. The former was an excellent exhibition with a wonderful range of paintings by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been a few years since my last visit, but I've vowed to go more often from now on. The gallery is free to enter and see all the permanent exhibits. The special exhibits on at the moment are $18 each for adult tickets. Both special exhibits were wonderful. If you do wish to see a special exhibit -... More 

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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.