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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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Freda exhibition

Went to see the Freda Karlow exhibition which was fantastic but had a good look around the gallery and saw an amazing array of beautiful works of art. The environment was very... read more

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see the Freda Karlow exhibition which was fantastic but had a good look around the gallery and saw an amazing array of beautiful works of art. The environment was very peaceful and welcoming with plenty of guides there to assist with any question. To actually see and be within centimetres of some of the great works of art... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exhibition of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. As a Mexican I love these painters and I was a bit disappointed about the amount of paintings. Nevertheless, it was very well organized and friendly staff very helpful because I have a bad foot. The room needs more chairs for disable or impediment people but it was that small that it wasn't... More 

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Mequon, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful art gallery that again, is free to the public and has an amazing collection as well as special exhibits that do incur a charge. We were fortunate enough to be able to view the Frieda Kahlo exhibit which was small but wonderful. Well worth a few hours of your time, especially on a rainy day.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visitied the Archibald Prize Exhibition and General Collection. Lucky enough to have been there on People Choice Award announcement day. Venue is spectacular heritage venue with modern galleries inside. Just off Botanic Gardens is a lovely walk from the CBD. Spend as long as like - check out exhibitions on website - well priced.

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Thank creativecatz2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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Thank Damien G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 

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Thank Sue H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 6 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 6 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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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.