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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: +61 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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well worth a visit, especially for Australian works

Large, well laid out gallery, plenty if interesting stuff, especially the C19 and C20 Australian work (Nolan, Drysdale and others less well known, to us at at least). Free... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Large, well laid out gallery, plenty if interesting stuff, especially the C19 and C20 Australian work (Nolan, Drysdale and others less well known, to us at at least). Free entrance to general collection, so well worth visit. Gallery shop very pricey.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Art Gallery of NSW is a beautiful building containing a series of very well displayed collections. It offers contemporary, 19th-20th century and Aboriginal works. All are well curated (in English). Movement within the museum is easy. The staff is courteous and friendly. Admission to the permanent collections is free; you only pay for entrance to the special exhibits (currently... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always thought those Tate people had issues. The brilliant ‘Nude’ exhibition proves it. Rodin’s ‘The Kiss’ alone was worth the price of admission to ‘Nude’. Beautifully lit and presented in a darkened room, it commands you to study it from all sides. Speaking of which, I saw a side of Pablo Picasso, I’d never seen before. Good heavens, Pablo! Ron... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to gallery specifically to see the Yiribana Aboriginal Art. It is on lower level 3 and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorites list from my Sydney walking tour experience. The building itself is beautiful and huge. They have nice collections including Picasso, Monet and Van Gogh. Free admission for general exhibition and sometimes they held temporary exhibition with fee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The entry to the art gallery is free, something of a rarity in Sydney, so for that reason alone it's worth a visit. The building itself - inside and out - is beautiful, and so is the art. Modern art really doesn't interest me at all, but there is plenty of older artworks here. I didn't eat at the eatery... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Classic sandstone and rather imposing building containing a wide range of artworks from local and overseas artists, some dating back to 1600's. A nice way to spend a couple of hours in quiet contemplation of bygone eras.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking by we noticed the art gallery and went in. It was great with one area that has great views of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went to the Gallery for a special exhibition which was fantastic. Very well laid out, helpful staff and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. After being on our feet for a few hours we decided to go to the Gallery cafe for food and coffee. I must say the food was rubbish and the prices ridiculous. My bread roll... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often find coming the Art Gallery i revitalising experience. I never go there as a planned trip but often find myself walking around the place letting the art sink in. I believe art of any kind will awaken you, and give you more to imagine and dream about.

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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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