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Art Gallery of Ballarat

40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5858
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A vibrant mix of history and modernity

The Ballarat Art Gallery is a majestic old building, which houses many exquisite historical... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ballarat, Australia
Highly Recommended

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is gorgeous. Such a large collection of amazing art. We were all so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Simone W
Sydney, Australia
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40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5858

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Ballarat Art Gallery is a majestic old building, which houses many exquisite historical paintings, but also features modern exhibitions. There is always something new to see! The kids loved seeing all the different styles. The gift shop in itself is interesting, and the cafe...More

Thank 181emilyh
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is gorgeous. Such a large collection of amazing art. We were all so impressed and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone travelling to Ballarat.

Thank Simone W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The signage to the gallery is extremely poor almost as if they do not want people to find it. Once found we were delighted to see the paintings particularly those of Australian artists pre 1950. Also liked the temporary exhibition concerning victims of child sexual...More

Thank BarcooJill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To find such wonderful works of art in a country town is just amazing. This gallery has such history and an incredible collection of Australian art. The cafe downstairs is fantastic too!

1  Thank Wombatstew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gallery is opulent and has an equally opulent collection of art, including a very respectable collection of Australian art and modern art. Go on a tour to get the most out of this gallery.

Thank judith b
Peter F, Public Relations Manager at Art Gallery of Ballarat, responded to this review

Hi Judith Glad you enjoyed your visit - hope to see you back some time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This really must be one of the best Australian art galleries. Aided by some generous bequests, the collection contains many masterpieces by European and Australian painters, and the contemporary gallery is particularly strong. It's also free, and very close to the station. The free tours...More

1  Thank darrylMelbourne
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The Art Gallery of Ballarat has a great collection of Australian art. Most of the collection focuses on works by artists of European background though there is a small selection of work by Indigenous Australian artists and artists of other backgrounds. A particular highlight when...More

Thank durianfruit
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Couldn't believe when i found out that it was free. Definitely worth a visit as it has some great artists like Tom Roberts and Drysdale. Also had a lot of newer artists. Amazed that the art gallery was so large. Will definitely go back.

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I had some time to spare between appointments & wish I had more time. Great regional gallery, free entry, gift shop, parking isn't free & coin only in most areas, or shop around the corner & park for free near Big W & walk a...More

Thank GJ C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This gallery doesn't go in for many visiting exhibitions, sadly but has had the Archibalds twice recently. Nevertheless it has an excellent collection of 19th century australian art as well as a good array of more contemporary works. It is well laid out and a...More

Thank George D
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How much is entry fee
20 March 2016|
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Response from hugh1957 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the late reply. The bulk of the Art Gallery is free except when there is a specific exhibition. When we were the The Archibald Competition was in town so we paid for this exhibition, at a much cheaper rate than... More