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if you are in the area and interested in William Dobell take the time to check this out, you will... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
Interesting display in a great setting.

The display in William Dobell's Cottage and studio is worth visiting. The lady in the cottage gave... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2017
Mark B
Nelson Bay, Australia
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47 Dobell Dr, Wangi Wangi, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2267, Australia
+61 2 4975 4115
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

if you are in the area and interested in William Dobell take the time to check this out, you will find it most interesting, the stairs are a little bit rickety to go up and look at his art studio

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

The home of Sir William Dobell is worth a visit if you are in Wangi Wangi. Nice to see where the master worked and see copies of his paintings.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

The display in William Dobell's Cottage and studio is worth visiting. The lady in the cottage gave us a great insight into the life and works of one of our great artists. You can just imagine how peaceful this setting would have been like all...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mark B
Reviewed October 31, 2017

This is a hidden treasure and a must see if you are travelling through the area. Sir William Dobell was one of Australians greatest painters and to see where he fled to, following the Archibald prize debacle of the late 40's, is an insight into...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 391grantt
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

We took a group of 14 seniors out to Dobell House and Studio. Our 3 host were excellent in presenting the life and times of Sir William Dobell. It was a very interesting tour and would encourage other groups to visit the studio. Thank you.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Phillip381
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Loved the whole experience, must check what days the museum is open, we visited his Sir William Dobells studio and read the history of this wonderful artist

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

In the street next to the water's edge stands the wooden cottage of artist William Dobell, which was extended to include an airy downstairs large room. The place has extensive displays documenting his life, and shows off some of his extensive artwork. The rooms have...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank cwsnaps
Reviewed April 4, 2017

Dobell House is a fantastic place to visit for young and old especially those interested in art. The house remains the same as it was when Sir William Dobell lived there. It is interesting to see how he lived, where he worked and gives a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank armadeus
Reviewed January 21, 2017

It was a great experience walking through Dobell's own home and studio, it feels like he's still here. The set up of the studio upstairs is as it was years ago, and feels very authentic walking through. It was a great pictorial representation of his...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Jo-Ann X
Reviewed June 20, 2016

This lovely property is Dobell's own residence and art studio. The furnishings and memorabilia have been left as original (or replaced with near to original). The piano is stunning. The cottage is small and intimate, the volunteer staff are very knowledgeable. They are able to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Kinash
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