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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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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We went here to kill some time and found we could have spent another day there. A really impressive gallery with some stunning works and special shows. Aircon is a bit cold so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here to kill some time and found we could have spent another day there. A really impressive gallery with some stunning works and special shows. Aircon is a bit cold so take a light jumper.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like any major museum or public art gallery, it pays to do some due diligence as to "What's On" before visiting. My main reason for going this time was to see the "Time, Light, Japan" exhibition (the pair of teamLAB pieces were stunning), to revisit Julian Rosefeldt's "Manifesto" (I have to say, ACMI presented it better...), and to take in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

there is a rather large free/walk in display for all to enjoy, there are also traveling and featured exhibitions held throughout the rest of the gallery.

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Entrance is free. Interesting art pieces. Wish I had more time to view Julian Rosefeldt's Manifesto, a film installation. You could also see how an awesome actor Cate Blanchett is in the films.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The exhibits here are very amusing and interesting. The paintings from the 19th century are outstanding. Very well maintained and the staff is very helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Located at the back of the Botanical gardens it's a nice walk and a great space for art - wonderful collection and fantastic gift shop

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the Aboriginal art on lowest level. Stunning show of contemporary Aboriginal art alongside rooms of earlier and now revered works of art. Some beautiful landscapes by Australian artists. The restaurant called Cheswicks was over the top fabulous. Everything very fresh and delicious! One of the best restaurants in Sydney. It was jammed on Sunday with locals enjoying each other,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entrance and great if you want to escape the heat or poor weather, but in actual fact well worth the visit because of its diversity, with a great collection of local art. Staff really helpful and you can take photographs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to seeAboriginalArt, and I wasn't disappointed. So inspiring! So different from modern art. These works of art seem to come alive before my eyes! They pulsate and vibrate! I had so many amazing dreams the next few days!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see this years Art Express which consisted of works by HSC students. It was a very good exhibition. I am sure many of these students could make their mark on the art world. While there I also visited the Tate Nudes exhibit. Again, many of these exhibits were excellent

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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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