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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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Always enjoy our visit to,the Art Gallery, well worth catching up on all the different exhibitions that they offer.

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Jill M
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always enjoy our visit to,the Art Gallery, well worth catching up on all the different exhibitions that they offer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

but unfortunately too little art pieces too little masterpieces/artwork, they had an exhibition about the world famous Mexican artist Frida Khalo, with nice hardly seen photos from her and her husband, as well as original letters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A grand old building housing some of Australia's and the world's greatest works of art. It is outstanding in its value. More so as it is free to enter, except for the "temporary" exhibitions which obviously have to be paid for. A wonderful place to spend a few hours or even a whole day and not get tired at all.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this museum. There is always a special exhibition on show,particularly at the moment when the Archibald portraits are exhibited, and there is a Freda Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition Not to be missed. Maybe book on net beforehand

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this gallery - there are always a good selection of art works to keep you occupied for a few hours. Went for the Archibald collection as well as Frida. The express guided tour of the Archibald was a pleasant addition to provide some additional info to the exhibition. There is a great cafe to rest your feet as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very good Gallery, loads to see, so much to do, good for teenagers lot's of things to keep you interested.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum was a highlight of my time in Sydney. The Manifesto exhibit is phenomenal and certainly worth a visit. There is a collection of art from many different movements, so there is a great deal to view. The eateries in this museum are much better than your average museum cafe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very busy in the main exhibitions often have long queues on a Sunday by 11am to enter the Archibald prize. Wait time of up to 20mins. Pre-buy your tickets online for any of the big shows - the Karhlo exhibition was sold out for the whole of Sunday. Plenty of space in the rest of the gallery - don't miss... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A respectable collection of Australian art, past and contemporary. The Frida Kahlo exhibition was a bit limited, wished there were more paintings on display of this great Mexican artist, rather than photographs. Admission of $18 a little steep. Comparing this to galleries in other Australian cities, which have free admission. Overall though, a beautiful gallery with some well-known artists. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Does not matter what time of year to visit as it is a stunning venue with even better art! If you visit between July and October you also get to see the Archibald Exhibit which is a stand out!

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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.