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National Gallery of Victoria

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Address: 180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia
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+61 3 8620 2222
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.

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I often spend my whole day here

When I was an overseas student, I often spend my whole day here. My favourite zone is multi colour glass roof. It seems to be there are many people love to lay back on the floor... read more

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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When I was an overseas student, I often spend my whole day here. My favourite zone is multi colour glass roof. It seems to be there are many people love to lay back on the floor and watch the glass roof.

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Thank Chan0nG
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As Melbournians I think we're really lucky to always have great exhibitions on offer. Recently I have seen Degas, which was beautiful. While Viktor & Rolf was fantastic, giving us the full experiene and making us want to be children again to participate in the hat making program. Not to be missed is the Italian Jewels until Jan 29th!

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Thank 1986theatretraveller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Never a dull moment. From the water wall when you enter to the moving garden wall in the cafe when you leave this space is energising. Saw the bulgari exhibition for free. Great buskers outside too.

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Thank Dale M
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attended John Olson exhibition. Very interesting Australian art. Presentation of artworks done well. spaced out, with places to sit and take in artworks without to much crowding and with the opportunity to rest weary legs.

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Thank Pete-srx
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Huge variety of art. Saw the David Hockney exhibition and highly recommend it. Set aside at least half a day to enjoy it. Preferably a whole day - you can get lunch at the gallery or nearby on Southbank.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really good display of art from all over the world that changes regularly. Most of the NGV is free to visit with specific collections that may have a fee attached. One of the best free attractions in Melbourne!

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Thank -Guzzis-are-ace-
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So many free exhibits to see there along with the specially brought in, Always something to keep one entertained there.

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Thank Gypsy1231
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great gallery in the heart of the city, popular with locals and tourists. It usually has special events and exhibits and of course all the usual great paintings from well known and famous artists. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Oldjack
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

called into this place mainly to get out of a 39 deg day and was surprised how good it was. it was much larger than I thought it would be and very interesting. Bonus it as free

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

Inspiring exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria. Allow yourself plenty of time, as there is lots more to see at the Gallery. Great activities for children and very helpful staff.

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