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National Gallery of Victoria

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Neighbourhood: Southbank
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Address: 180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8620 2222
10:00 - 17:00
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Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.

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Beautiful Art and Space to enjoy

We were treated to the David Hockney exhibition at this gallery which was a true feast of modern art and the wonderful space and free to view exhibits were an added benefit. The... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were treated to the David Hockney exhibition at this gallery which was a true feast of modern art and the wonderful space and free to view exhibits were an added benefit. The space and architecture of the building works well and makes for a very interesting visit.

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Gallery of Victoria is a wonderful treasure in Melbourne, be sure to do a guided tour, it is worthwhile and you will get a lot more out of it than just doing it all on your own. Short and concise review as any more in amongst the thousands just becomes more white noise.

Thank JGDynamo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This gallery is massive and amazing! If your looking to have a chill day in Melb, this will be thr best spot! Me and my friend spent the more than 2 hours in there and we still cant finish looking through the whole museum. Highly recommended and it's entry is free! The museum is divided into different categories (such as... More 

Thank Brenda S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an engaging and visually exciting exhibition. From paintings, to IPad artwork the size of entire wall.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our recent visit was focused on the amazing David Hockney exhibition, and we were not disappointed! Also amazing is the Viktor & Rolf fashion artists exhibition and the 'Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style'. I also enjoyed 'Shut Up and Paint'! These exhibitions are not to be missed!

Thank 145Carol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I lived in Melbourne I made a point of travelling into the city once a month to visit the NGV. I feel like every time you are there something new cacthes your eye and you never really see everything in one trip through. It is free to see the permanent collection and worth it. I remember as a child... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the iconic galleries in Melbourne and is a must see for locals and travelers alike. There is always something exciting going on here however the free collection is also marvelous. Some original gems such as Picasso's weeping woman, Man Ray's red iron and original Rembrandts are part of the standard collection. It is a place which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is always something happening and one of the best in the country. Never disappointing, except when you don't have more than half a day to spend...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the Hockney exhibit and the Viktor and Rolf Fashion Exhibit, which was way out there. This large gallery is impressive, however I was surprised that there was no allocation to indigenous art. As well, while there is a significant presentation of European and Asian arts, I didn't see any works of Australian artists. It might be better to... More 

Thank Brian S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delightful gallery showcasing Australian art and worlwide art. When we were there, there was an excellent David Hockney exhibition.

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