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“A Gem”

TarraWarra Museum of Art
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USD 513.43*
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Yarra Valley and Wineries Trike Day Tour for Two from Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm. Summer Season - From Boxing Day to Australia Day the Museum is open 7 days per week. Entry prices are $10 Adults, $8 Seniors Card Holders, $5 Pensioners, Concession & Students, children under 12 Free. Some feature exhibitions attract different admission prices. The TarraWarra Museum of Art Limited was established as a company limited by guarantee in October 2000. It is the first privately funded, significant public visual arts museum to be set up under the Australian Government's philanthropic measures announced in March 1999. TWMA operates as a not-for-profit institution, with a charter to display Australian art from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A first-time visit to Tarrawarra (why hadn't we discovered it earlier????) The attraction was the Dobell exhibition with additional works from other artists in the Dobell circle of friends and acquaintances. These alone were well worth the visit.

However, the icing on the cake was the architecture of the award-winning gallery, its wonderful location and the amazing views out the gallery windows of the beautiful Yarra valley and the adjacent vineyards.

We will return - often.

Thank DennisJA
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

A beautiful property and venue with a small gallery that has some great views towards the hills - very well designed and considered. Entry to the gallery was $10 for an adult. We saw the Dobell Exhibition which had a great collection of his paintings and sketches amongst some other great works.

NOTE: Call ahead if you are wanting to see an exhibition as we were told the gallery would be closed for two weeks whilst the next exhibition was installed.

I highly recommend the restaurant as well.

Thank megthemooch
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My sister-in-law was reticent as she didn't expect to enjoy a visit to an art gallery, especially one out of town in the Yarra Valley where we were holidaying. Instead, the William Dobell exhibition was a winner as was the building itself set amidst stunning views of the vineyard and surrounds. The views which could be glimpsed from tall windows were like works of art themselves. A visit to the cafe restaurant topped off a memorable morning at Tarrawarra.

Thank Sarina G
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A wonderful collection of Dobell works including his Archibald Prize winners. The exhibition also includes some sketches not previously exhibited.
The Tarrawarra Museum of Art is always worth a visit not just for the artwork but for the building itself and it wonderful setting with glimpses of the Yarra Valley from the floor to ceiling windows.

Thank Garry632015
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The Museum is set amongst the rolling hills and a vineyard . It is a superb place to visit. The architecture of the museum is stunning .There is a restaurant and cafe which I must try on my next visit. You can also do wine tasting and purchase wine from the cellar door.
The current exhibitions are excellent and we're well worth the trip to the gallery by train and bus from the city
The current exhibitions are Discovering Dobell/Dobells Circle/and Artworks from the Tarrawarra Museum of Art Collection

Thank Ivan V
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