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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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Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.

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I went to both buildings, and really enjoyed the exhibits. I especially enjoyed the Victor & Rolf exhibit, it was so amazing, and I'm so glad I saw it. I will say that the... read more

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Winnipeg, Canada
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to both buildings, and really enjoyed the exhibits. I especially enjoyed the Victor & Rolf exhibit, it was so amazing, and I'm so glad I saw it. I will say that the souvenirs for that exhibit were quite disappointing, so I did't buy any. The free exhibits in the Australian building were quite good too.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just an ordinary gallery with different collections. If you're an art enthusiast, you will love this place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a regular visitor to the NGV (both sites) and am a member of the gallery. This is the older site on St Kilda road which houses the international collection and exhibitions. There are 3 dining venues on site including a casual cafe, a modern interpretation of a tea room and a restaurant with a kitchen garden. The garden... More 

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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like this museum everytime, I usually just visit the free part of the musuem. Unfortunately this time I arrived very late, and in the end wasn't allowed to stay in the museum until they close, they start rushing out people much earlier.

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Thank Vieltraveller
Daylesford, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a special treat to have two great exhibitions in at same time Loved the space too, wasn't too crowded so got to enjoy the pieces in peace Next to see David Hockney

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Thank Lily A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge exhibition rooms which give you the right perspective to discover the art pieces. Excellent light, plenty of space to walk around ; each art piece has the amount of white wall that it deserves. The modern rchitecture of this museum is futuristic, with glass, metal, concrete and wood. The aboriginal section is so amazing...

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We come regularly as there is always something new, this visit was the wonderful Hockney Exhibition. The main gallery is free entry, you only pay for special exhibitions. Plan for several hours to fully explore each floor. The permanent exhibits are rotated so there is always something new. Public transport is excellent and there is underground paid parking. The Leonard... More 

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Preston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two museums with free entry displaying a wide variety of artefacts from both hemispheres. The modern airy galleries are well laid out, informative and welcoming

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

The NGV is indeed a treasure trove of art in our bustling city! The amazing permanent collection is constantly added to and changed, and the various yearly events add an exciting new surprise at each visit! From the blockbuster Winter Masterpieces through to amazing smaller exhibitions (Victor & Rolf recently), means there is always something for everyone. And don't forget... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Plenty to entertain all ages even 8 year olds . Take you time explore all areas let the kids lead the way

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