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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 1878
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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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The exhibits here are very amusing and interesting. The paintings from the 19th century are outstanding. Very well maintained and the staff is very helpful.

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Entrance is free. Interesting art pieces. Wish I had more time to view Julian Rosefeldt's Manifesto, a film installation. You could also see how an awesome actor Cate Blanchett is in the films.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The exhibits here are very amusing and interesting. The paintings from the 19th century are outstanding. Very well maintained and the staff is very helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Located at the back of the Botanical gardens it's a nice walk and a great space for art - wonderful collection and fantastic gift shop

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the Aboriginal art on lowest level. Stunning show of contemporary Aboriginal art alongside rooms of earlier and now revered works of art. Some beautiful landscapes by Australian artists. The restaurant called Cheswicks was over the top fabulous. Everything very fresh and delicious! One of the best restaurants in Sydney. It was jammed on Sunday with locals enjoying each other,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Free entrance and great if you want to escape the heat or poor weather, but in actual fact well worth the visit because of its diversity, with a great collection of local art. Staff really helpful and you can take photographs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wanted to seeAboriginalArt, and I wasn't disappointed. So inspiring! So different from modern art. These works of art seem to come alive before my eyes! They pulsate and vibrate! I had so many amazing dreams the next few days!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to see this years Art Express which consisted of works by HSC students. It was a very good exhibition. I am sure many of these students could make their mark on the art world. While there I also visited the Tate Nudes exhibit. Again, many of these exhibits were excellent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this gallery mainly to see the outstanding selection of traditional and modern maori art and were not disappointed. From Desert paintings and bark paintings from the nineteenth century to a wide range of modern expressions, the collection sparkles. But the gallery is not a one-trick pony: we only had time to skip through the extensive collections of Australian... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Art Gallery which has free entry. The building is spacious and large with very high ceilings. There is art to please all genres. There are several free hourly guided tours each day. We relaxed at the cafe for coffee and scones and all meals seem reasonably priced. A must see when in Sydney.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must see and it is free! I love the Aboriginal galleries and the unique pieces on show - check out the fruit bats on a Hills Hoist by Lin Onus. The European view of Australian landscapes is also in evidence. They offer free wifi and have a lovely shop. Well worth a visit.

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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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