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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
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+61 2 9225 1878
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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Light and Fog Exhibit

The museum is great. The contemporary exhibit has a light and fog exhibit in the theater that is delightful to interact with. When you walk into the light it's like you're in Star... read more

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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is great. The contemporary exhibit has a light and fog exhibit in the theater that is delightful to interact with. When you walk into the light it's like you're in Star Trek. We also enjoyed the extensive painting collection. We used subways during our visit and the walk to the museum from St. James station was very nice... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As ever, this gallery never disappoints. The John Olsen exhibition was varied and fulsome, and the guide was well informed and interesting. It's good to visit gallery whenever in Sydney.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lazy Friday afternoon lunch with family in Sydney at the Art Gallery. Service was fantastic food enjoyable with views over Woolloomooloo. Then a stroll through the gallery to savour the art both old and new was just the ticket for a brief trip to Sydney.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a truly wonderful gallery with a wide range of art from aboriginal to modern Australian as well as some from overseas. We visited late afternoon on a Wednesday (open till 10pm) and it was such a pleasure to be able to wander and look with few other people.

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Floodwood, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great exhibition of art: traditional, contemporary, moving exhibits, so if you come back on a second or third visit, there will be new things to see. Well laid out.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

wonderful free experience, great spaces and offers something for everyone, including children's activities and highbrow lectures. Highly recommend Wednesday evenings for it's buzzy atmosphere, free entertainment and movies, talks etc.

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Evans Head, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to the Art museum for the first time a few months ago. I LOVE the old part! The beautiful floor and the amazing ceilings, nearly spent more time gazing at those than I did the paintings! Whoops!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Hilton Sydney is a short walk across Hyde Park to the Art Gallery. Great exhibitions. Good café food but excellent lunch at Chiswick Restaurant. Had Matt Moran's slow cooked lamb - fabulous!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here last Wednesday evening. Absolutely loved it. Saw the current Olsen exhibition, then wandered the gallery. Had a glass of bubbly in the foyer area whilst doing a free craft activity. This is a lovely and different evening out. Will be back here soon. Plenty of parking (paid) close by.

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Your typical English style art gallery with a touch of Aboriginal art. Worth the visit and gave an overview of Australian art!

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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.
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