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“Food and Art”

National Gallery of Victoria
Ranked #9 of 422 things to do in Melbourne
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Owner description: Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
765 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Food and Art”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Perfect lunch place. enjoy a visit to the gallery and then a good value, satisfying meal in a great setting with the sculpture garden around you. Could hardly be better.

Visited March 2012
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Devon, United Kingdom
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“Two galleries”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Be warned: the National Gallery of Victoria is in two parts: the Asian and European art is in the building the other side of the Yarra River. The Australian and modern painting is in Federation Square. Good collections - worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“This place lacks class”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Having been to many large galleries in the USA and Europe I was expecting a smaller offering here. It turned out the offering was fine (if limited) and the Neo- Impressionist exhibition was very good and well done. THE THING that is really irritating and detracted from the over all experience was VERY LOUD PUBLIC BROADCAST announcements spruking tours in a voice that was not good for public speaking...best saved for shouting support at the MCG

Visited December 2012
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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“Fascinating Collection”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

The NGVI is a great place to spend anything from an hour to a day, depending on your degree of interest - I close to a day for me, and never a dull moment. Very good mixed bag of classical and contemporary art in the collection, and some of the travelling exhibitions are just fantastic. Built in the 1960's and then re-imagined some time after that, the building is a very interesting space in it's own right and the cafes are of good quality when you need refreshments. Also check out the NGV Australia, over in Federation Square as well - it is for Australian Art only and also definitely worth a look if you have even only the remotest interest in art as it is as varied and interesting, in it's own way, as the NGVI.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne
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“Excellent day out for the whole family”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Magnificent exhibitions througout the year. Special areas to educate and entertain children. The only down-side is the cafe downstairs - avoid at all costs as they have very poor hygiene standards.

Visited November 2012
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