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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 brilliant place to visit.

We visit this wonderful gallery every year for the Winter Blockbuster exhibition. This year it was the brilliant "Degas-a new vision". A huge exhibition, with over 200 works of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gregory D
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New Lambton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visit this wonderful gallery every year for the Winter Blockbuster exhibition. This year it was the brilliant "Degas-a new vision". A huge exhibition, with over 200 works of art, arranged chronologically through the artist's life, and giving a fantastic understanding of the developments in his career. Not just ballerinas and race horses, it covers the incredible range of subjects... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a local I have a love / hate relationship with the NGV.. Supposedly it's one of the top 10 art galleries in the world.. but you would never know.. they only ever show 10% of their endowment at any one time.. and yet bring in international exhibitions on an annual basis at significant expense to the punter, and seem... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really liked this exhibition, there was Plenty of opportunity to sit and muse. Had lunch in the reasturant upstairs, very accommodating but limited menu.

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Churchill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to a costume display here and it was lovely. Spent an hour there plus we enjoyed a tasty lunch in the restaurant. A nice surprise to find it and the food was nice.

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Aselaide south australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Basically a one picture show. Worth seeing to appreciate Whistler's role in art history. Associated documentation and lithographs to bulk up the exhibition. Worth seeing but don't expect too much.

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

Been here a few times, this time we came here for the Degas exhibition. We thoroughly enjoyed the expo, it was thorough and took us through his works in chronological order. We spent nearly a good hour and half only because it's closing at 5PM. One can easily spend 2 hours here and then head off to the other free... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great family day out, heaps to do and see for toddlers and kids, great outdoor area for lazing around with a coffee or lunch, Outdoor sprinklers were a big hit with my 3 year old..

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

I took my sister who is from Perth. The general feel of plenty of attendants to ask questions and security was excellent. We had a coffee and vanilla slice at the gallery which was very good. Went on a weekday so we didn't have to wait at anytime. Only a few paintings were impressive. You could see how his art... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Art to appeal to all tastes. There are many free exhibits to enjoy as well as paid exhibitions with free tours. It is best to look at the website for further information.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good exhibition of many works showing the development of the artist. The tea room always has delicious tea and cakes, the shop covers the artist and many more facets. A premier gallery.

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