National Gallery of Victoria

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National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV International and NGV Australia – the Gallery presents over 40 exhibitions a year including major international blockbusters and a wide range of exhibitions, programs and events, from contemporary art to fashion and design, and major historical exhibitions that are internationally exclusive to Melbourne.
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Paul N
Perth, Australia5 contributions
Wow wow wow
Aug. 2021
I just can’t describe how good this gallery was. Not just the art, which I’ll get to in a minute. But everything else that went with it.

1.clean toilets
2.friendly staff
3.nice cafe which wasn’t overpriced
4.cloakroom
5.security staff who actually tell people to be quiet for once
6.well laid out rooms
7.constantly changing art pieces and is installations
8.I could go on but I won’t

And this was all for free! SAy whaaaaaaaaaaat. I know. Free! So good.
Written 17 August 2021
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Martha
Dresden, Germany10 contributions
Paradise for any culture lover
Sep. 2020 • Solo
I visited the NGV last summer and I honestly loved it. The whole gallery is completely free and has a lot to offer!
I visited both buildings, the Australian and the International. I spend two days in these museums but that’s because I took the time and I was really impressed. I am sure any culture lover will find something interesting there for them. There’s art from any era and style.
Written 4 August 2021
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keepmeprivate
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
Rude and Discriminatory Customer Service
Jul. 2021
We travelled to Melbourne to see the current Winter Masterpiece exhibit. My husband is very clearly disabled and in a wheelchair. He requires two staff members at all times and a trolley full of emergency equipment, plus a backpack of equipment.

The security staff at the entry hall, as well as in the exhibitions, were rude to the point of being insulting and discriminating. It took a lot of arguing to ensure that my husband’s equipment could be brought along with us as we went through the exhibition. It was a very unpleasant start to our family day out.

Once in the exhibition, we noticed that a lot of the information and artwork were positioned well above the height that someone seated in a wheelchair could see. We have commented on this before and were disappointed to see that this feedback about accessibility has been ignored.

For a venue that aspires to be a major international destination, it has a lot of improvement to do.
Written 19 July 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,613 contributions
Australia's best international art collection
Jul. 2021
The National Gallery of Victoria in St Kilda Road houses the NGV's international collection. Many of the pieces are of global significance. Many are representative of the Italian and Northern Renaissance. The NGV also houses some marvellous Venetian glassware. The NGV often hosts visting international exhibitions, which may not be seen elsewhere in Australia. The NGV benefits from the Felton Bequest, which gives the gallery significant buying power.
Written 17 July 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,275 contributions
A Costly Victorian Asset
Jun. 2021
The NGV is a costly Victoria asset and much visited art collection in a great location in an interesting building. It had been years since I visited for a cultural 'fix' but did so along with many others who, if like me enjoyed the traditional European portraits, the famous landscapes of Europe by famous artists, some interesting pottery and the like. Some of the modern art left me a little flat as did some of the jewelry and furniture (old and new). Definitely worthy of a visit.
Written 28 June 2021
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MeniBrakha
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
Amazing NGV triennial!
Apr. 2021
I went seeing the NGV triennial 2021 in the national gallery of Victoria, and had an amazing time. The entire museum is very nicely designed, refreshing, with lots of interesting and creative stuff.

Highly recommended!
Written 21 June 2021
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di05
Brisbane, Australia167 contributions
Australian early artists
May 2021 • Couples
Wonderful exhibition. Really appreciated seeing the emergence of our early artists and the magnificent works by Robert, Streeton and McCubbin. Well worth going but leave plenty of time as very large exhibition.
Written 26 May 2021
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hw478
Greater Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Spectacular
Apr. 2021
I've never seen so many people lining up for an art gallery. The queues were related to Covid guidelines, but the crowd inside was real. Fantastic exhibitions on all levels, so much to see and do. There is something for everyone. Even just sitting outside is a lovely experience.
Written 18 May 2021
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Sheilzy1972
Melbourne178 contributions
art museum trip
May 2021
NGV has lots of things to offer in their museum, entrance is free, wish we had more time to explore and admire their art pieces
worth the visit and would love to come back again
Written 14 May 2021
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Anthony S
Coombabah, Australia1,198 contributions
Great Modern Digital Art
Apr. 2021
As soon as you enter you are captivated by the Modern Digital Art Display. I found this to be the highlight. However there are many other smaller things of interest. A good place to spend an hour or so and its free
Written 12 May 2021
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