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National Gallery of Victoria

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Neighborhood: Southbank
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Address: 180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia
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Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.

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Learning about culture

I went here as part of a school trip. I can learn the culture of Australian and get many information about Australian Heritage. However, there is also collection from other... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here as part of a school trip. I can learn the culture of Australian and get many information about Australian Heritage. However, there is also collection from other countries such as from Indonesia, malaysia, and Thailand. Take your children to learn about culture.

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spectacular way to spend several hours. This is one of our favorite museums and we hope to return time and time again. Excellently laid out. We are impressed.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not huge into art but I enjoyed going in here for a few hours with a friend. Super appreciated the diversity of their collection as well as the ability to go in for free! I indeed left a donation. Their backyard is also a great place to go curl up with a book on their lawn if it's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see the Hockney exhibition with friends and family. Lovely to get some respite from the oppressive heat and surround ourselves in Art. Lovely large open spaces and lots to interest various ages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This exhibition was worth the price, even if you're not a person who knows the history of the artist. His use of contemporary medium of the iPad and digital camera pushes these mediums to interesting uses. The Gallery was humming with people during the holidays but managing well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great and interesting exhibition. SWhile I was at the Gallery I also looked at somr of the oter exhibits which were set out really well. An interesting palce that I will definitelyrevisit when I have the chance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best art museums I have been to, and it's mostly free of charge! The displays are interactive and well designed. There is a nice mix of Asian, European and modern works. A must see in Melbourne! Easy to get to from the tram and just across the street from the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Step into this premier gallery and you are sure to be amazed. Grab a plan and go to the galleries that interest you. Check the schedule for a free volunteers tour and return to the meeting point. Come back to view temporary exhibits - some are free others for a charge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always love the wall of water at the entrance. Kids play in it, the sound is soothing and the visual is constantly changing. The collection is not that impressive. Having been to the major collections in Europe and America I would rank this as trying hard but falling short. 1 Monet - wow. 1 Manet - wow. And neither were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The National Gallery offers many displays. There are often free displays also. When visiting we saw free display of Japanese and Chinese crafts. Perfect for school holidays.

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