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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 1878
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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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lovely exhibitions here

best place to see the amazing art work here.we really needed more time to see it all at our own pace.we were rushed the first time then returned again to it it all.which... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

best place to see the amazing art work here.we really needed more time to see it all at our own pace.we were rushed the first time then returned again to it it all.which was really worth it.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always a pleasure to see the Australian, European and aborigine art. I cannot say I warmed to the modern stuff and videos. I have seen the Nudes at the Tate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been interstate members of Art Gallery Society for several years and visit several times a year to view the exhibits - especially the Archibald/Sulman/Wynne finalists. A warm and friendly venue for all visitors. Great eating spaces - especially the members lounge. Specialists talks on art etc are very informative and educational. Regular newsletters and magazines keep you abreast... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The free tours run hourly and gives a lot more meaning and context to the artworks of various genres. Tour-guides are knowledgeable and make the trip more enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed visiting the art museum. It is a somewhat smaller collection - but well displayed and interesting. It is free except for the special featured exhibit. They also offer various free tours featuring specific collections throughout the day. There is also a cafe. Enjoyed viewing the Australian art collection section.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We focused on aboriginal works, with 3 rooms dedicated to it (there is not that much in Sydney to discover aboriginal culture).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled into the Art Gallery after touring the Opera House and Botanical Gardens. The museum is immaculate with many options. We were there during the Nude exhibit which was excellent and very worthwhile. I recommend that tourists add the museum and nude exhibit to their itinerary after they visit the opera house and Botanical Gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited various exhibitions, including the Tate Nude Exhibition. Absolutely wonderful place to visit, especially on rainy day. Do not miss the Aboriginal artwork, which were truly stunning!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok this is not the Louvre or MOMA but for Australia it has a pretty good collection of art which is presented very well The guest exhibitions are always of world standard which make up for the fact we don't have the Louvre or MOMA or hundreds of rich patrons as in the USA or Dubai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An extremely interesting and very well presented exhibition. We were able to enjoy the works at our leisure. Why oh why do thecitems for sale at the end of the exhibition have to be so expensive?

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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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