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Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Address: Art Gallery Road | The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9225 1744
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed 10:00 - 22:00
Thu - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each...

One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each year. Located 15 minutes walk from the city centre, with impressive collections of Aboriginal, Australian, European, Asian and contemporary art. Open daily, free general admission.Late opening Wednesdays until 9pm with free talks, films, live music and more.

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A fantastic Gallery but don't eat there

We recently went to the Gallery for a special exhibition which was fantastic. Very well laid out, helpful staff and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. After being on our feet for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently went to the Gallery for a special exhibition which was fantastic. Very well laid out, helpful staff and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. After being on our feet for a few hours we decided to go to the Gallery cafe for food and coffee. I must say the food was rubbish and the prices ridiculous. My bread roll... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I often find coming the Art Gallery i revitalising experience. I never go there as a planned trip but often find myself walking around the place letting the art sink in. I believe art of any kind will awaken you, and give you more to imagine and dream about.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting. There are really good views over Sydney harbour, from the cafe. My visit was very short, but will g back in the future.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not plan for the visit. We came across this gallery on the map when we strolled along the walk of Botanic garden and decided to pay a visit. It was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free entry. Close to Circular Quay. Awesome paintings and sculpture. Beautiful building. Well worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great range of aboriginal and white Australian art all free too. Nice gallery space and free wifi. Nice cafe had great lentil soup. Bizarre lack of toilets for gallery this size and poor signposting hence the 4 rating would've given 5 otherwise.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today I visited the AGNSW with two friends, all of us recently retired secondary teachers of Visual Arts. This was a rare visit as we didn't have dozens of teenagers in tow, and what a delight it was! Such an impressive place, helpful staff, light, bright and cool on a very hot day. We were spoilt for choice but started... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While this is not one of the biggest galleries in the world, it has an amazing art collection including that of the aboriginal people. Beautiful building, which combines modern and Victorian architecture. The gallery is located about 15 minutes by foot from the city centre. During my visit, I witnessed so many tourists who were touching the paintings. The gallery... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two enjoyable hours in the Australian and European galleries and rate the Art Gallery of New South Wales as a must do when in Sydney. Free admission except to special exhibitions.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see an exhibition of Japanese works which was about to close and also the Nudes from the Tate Gallery. There is so much to see at the AGNSW, one really can spend days and days there. It is a lovely place with some incredible views and the most remarkable thing is that most of the work there... More 

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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