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National Gallery of Victoria

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Address: 180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8620 2222
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Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.

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A must see destination when in melbourne

We have been members of this art gallery for 15 years and we still love exploring and this art gallery. This art gallery is free and has so many things to see.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been members of this art gallery for 15 years and we still love exploring and this art gallery. This art gallery is free and has so many things to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a visit when you have more time to spare and be aware that admission exhibits are for those interested in those sponsored displays

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wish that I had had more time to visit this wonderful gallery. The water feature at the entrance is wonderful . I visited the Hockney exhibition but didn't have time for anything else sadly. If you like Hockney, the exhibition is a must. Great gift shop too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Right from the onset you know the NGV is going to be a interesting place to visit. The water features out front and the famed water wall in the entrance make it stand out. It's a great spot if you've got spare time to kill in the CBD, whether alone or with others. Most of the exhibitions are free and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like art, it's worth a visit. Its displays are well-placed and easy to visit. No confusing labyrinths to get lost in. There was also an assemble playing live music at the special exhibition. There's also food and a gift shop. It's just a short walk from Flinders and Federation Square and super convenient to get to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was not expecting the depth of collection or the variety. Interesting pieces even if at times the descriptions were pompous. The furniture and interior architecture were of particular note.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went back two days running because we wanted to experience more of what is offered. That should tell you a lot.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like arts you can't lose this one. Nice place with lots of different things - from 1800 paintings to 1950 silverware from England and Austria you can find a lot of things inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The gallery displays a great collection of paintings, well-displayed along with informative text. We only had an hour, and we wished we got more time to enjoy the gallery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the impressionists show at NGV. How lucky is Melbourne to have such a beautiful landmark gallery. Sweet coffee too. Thanks NGV!

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