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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.

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Lovely way to spend the day

I really wanted to visit NGV and set aside a solo day todo it. The wonderful Degas exhibition is on at the moment and was very extensive. It followed his entire career and was... read more

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Caves Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A nice place to visit on Sunday if you are around Melbourne cities. Always have lots of exhibitions to enjoy. But the movement lines and air inside the building are not welcoming. Maybe it is type of freedom so you got to find out the way you want to go in this big puzzle and remember to get some fresh... More 

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Caves Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really wanted to visit NGV and set aside a solo day todo it. The wonderful Degas exhibition is on at the moment and was very extensive. It followed his entire career and was mostly paintings but sculptures as well. It took my time and also viewed the permanent exhibitions as well. It is easy to find your way around... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's located quite close to the Flinders' Street Station and not very far off if walking from the Shrine of Remembrance.Free entry and what wonderful collection. Kids or adults will be equally occupied, there's a Fake Food Park inside it for kids where you learn nutritious trivia to get to eat your lil one all the food! When inside do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a well representation of different cultures with beautiful English and French art pieces, pictures, sculptures and furniture!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is massive and offers all genres of art. The "waterfall" gall entrance was spectacular, as was the stained glass ceiling. One can spend all day getting "lost" here. During my visit, there was a wonderful interactive "fake food" exhibit for children. The museum also has a cafe. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Another plus is that... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited both Exhibitions on a recent weekend in Melbourne. This is my first visit to the gallery. The gallery itself is beautiful with an amazing ceiling. Don't forget to look up! We stopped at the cafe first to have a coffee and snack. The food was very nice. The smoked salmon & cream cheese bagel was a winner. I... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As they say timing is everything. Not only did we get to experience a beautiful museum. But at the same time they had a Degas exhibition to view. This was a separate admission. However well worth the $28. Be sure to go early. Be pre paired to spend a few hours in the exhibit. Because you will not believe all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful retrospective of the artist Degas is on show now at the NGV. It's probably the best exhibition on Degas ever mounted in this country. It has excellent paintings and drawings of his main themes dancers, horses and working women.

Thank Striker101
Myrtleford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

NGV is an outstanding art gallery to visit. We spent the whole day here, enjoying the Degas exhibit which was fantastic. Then spent a few hours exploring the rest of the gallery. The building is incredible in itself. And there is a wide range of artworks to enjoy, caters for all different tastes. The Tiepolo masterpiece of Cleopatra is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been here before but this time we noticed improvements and innovation. However, the centrepiece for us will always be the Leonard French ceiling - a true wonder of the art world. The current Degas exhibition is way better than the one staged in recent years at the National Art Gallery in Canberra,

Thank Neville B

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