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Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Central Business District
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Address: Art Gallery Road | The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9225 1878
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Wed 10:00 - 22:00
Thu - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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visit to special exhibition

Always have special exhibitions worth visiting when in town . Cafe somewhat overcrowded in school holidays -at other times pleasant.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always have special exhibitions worth visiting when in town . Cafe somewhat overcrowded in school holidays -at other times pleasant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Gallery of New South Wales is always an interesting place to spend a few hours. Whether there is a great special exhibit or their regular galley, it is always an I terestig place to visit. A big plus is a very good cafe with reasonable prices. A must see when visiting Sydney or a quarterly visit as a Sydneysider,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Obviously there's a lot of emphasis on Australian art, but if you're anything like me you'll catch your breath when you stumble across a van Gogh, then a Picasso, then a Rodin, then some of the great British painters, then... A diverse and very interesting collection, which is entirely free, it's an easy walk from Circular Quay either along the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On this return trip to the Gallery I was really enjoyed two exhibitions. The 'Nudes' is the major one for the gallery this summer. It displays nude art from the Tate Gallery collection. It is divided into a number of rooms that display the progression of artistic expression over the past 200 years. We visited around 10:30 am and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was spellbound by the Nude Live performance with an entirely nude audience! The Sydney Dance Company artists were incredible.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the aboriginal and torres straits art presentation, both the audio-visual and the actual artworks. All very interesting and well presented. As visitors to Australia we were mot really interested in the European art collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

best place to see the amazing art work here.we really needed more time to see it all at our own pace.we were rushed the first time then returned again to it it all.which was really worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always a pleasure to see the Australian, European and aborigine art. I cannot say I warmed to the modern stuff and videos. I have seen the Nudes at the Tate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been interstate members of Art Gallery Society for several years and visit several times a year to view the exhibits - especially the Archibald/Sulman/Wynne finalists. A warm and friendly venue for all visitors. Great eating spaces - especially the members lounge. Specialists talks on art etc are very informative and educational. Regular newsletters and magazines keep you abreast... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The free tours run hourly and gives a lot more meaning and context to the artworks of various genres. Tour-guides are knowledgeable and make the trip more enjoyable.

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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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