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National Gallery of Victoria

180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia
+61 3 8620 2222
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Definitely worth a few hours

A good permanent collection, but really a venue for traveling special shows. Most of the time they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A great day out

The NGV has so much to see. It is such a nice way to spend an afternoon. The free galleries are... read more

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Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia
+61 3 8620 2222
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Reviewed yesterday

A good permanent collection, but really a venue for traveling special shows. Most of the time they are well - managed, but the lines can get really long for the special collections on weekends. The "water wall" at the entrance is iconic.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The NGV has so much to see. It is such a nice way to spend an afternoon. The free galleries are great. However, we went to the recent Van Gogh exhibition and found it completely overwhelming. I'll never understand why galleries let people take photos....More

Thank GraceKellyTravels
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here at 5.30pm. Beautiful outside but no admission times are visible as you approach. We entered , said 'Good evening' to ,and walked past a man at the door. I turned in the foyer and asked what time the museum closed. He said...More

Thank Dylanbunny
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this Gallery intending to just look around a bit and ended up staying much longer due to the excellent exhibits. We did not visit one of the paid exhibitions, such as the Dior collection, which had long lines. But the free ones had...More

Thank americamba2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Dior exhibition was delightful. We went on Friday morning with pre paid tickets and there were no queues or delays. The display of the gowns and information about them was informative and helpful. I would go back again.

Thank Ned58
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are two branches of the NGV in Melbourne. My favourite is the one in Federation Square. The building is beautiful inside, with all sorts of clever views from staircases and gallery corners. The exhibitions always have something for everyone too. This time it was...More

Thank Tracie A
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was worth battling the crowds to view the exquisite gowns. We arrived soon after opening time to join a long queue for entry tickets. There seemed to be no order in getting around the displays, as several salons merged, each with eye catching high...More

Thank pomlee
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoy my visits to NGV because it has some of the best art in Australia on display , and it has some of the most fabulous visiting art exibitions from some of the most famous galleries from around the world

Thank Colin616
Reviewed 5 days ago

very interesting gallery.everything was informative. we learned a lot about the culture and all. yey!a bit something about Aussie

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 6 days ago

melbourne in winter is a good place to visit. it is easy to get around and there are lots of things to do such a visiting art galleries and a lot of live shows.

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16 June 2017|
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Response from ValdaM902 | Reviewed this property |
Morning is always best, they open at 10am Sundays (every day in fact). Parking is easier too earlier in the day. If there are other events in or close to the city the car parking fills quickly. Your are looking at around... More
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Response from Dudley S | Reviewed this property |
Could spend all day there if you wanted to
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Response from tlw27_12 | Reviewed this property |
Two hours in the Van Gogh at least. Brilliant and worth the queue.