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Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

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View one of Victoria's best collections of art at Bendigo Art Gallery. Founded in 1887, this gallery stands as one of Australia's oldest. Check the collections of 19th-century Australian and European art, two areas in which the gallery specializes. You'll also find contemporary Australian art, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, decorative arts, and photography. When you finish viewing, stop into the cafe for a bite; visitors speak highly of the food. The gallery puts on many temporary exhibitions throughout the year, so check its schedule while you're in town. Add Bendigo Art Gallery and other attractions to your Bendigo trip itinerary using our Bendigo itinerary planner.
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  • Situated in an old classic building in Bendigo city it self. Free public parking in close by roads. Free entry. The gallery is full of variety of paintings, statues, designs, furniture and other art w...  more »
  • If you are an art lover and in the area go here before you do anything else because its going to take you a while. Probably the best regional gallery i have visited. A great collection of Australian a...  more »
  • In a beautiful read and white brick Victorian building is the Bendigo Art Gallery. It's unbelievable to think this beautiful gallery and its works are in Bendigo rather than a major city. A little sma...  more »
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  • Best gallery I've visited for years. Good combination of periods, styles and artists. Can't believe it was donation only.
  • Bendigo Gallery is very supportive of our Arnold Street Gallery. Exhibitions and curation at BG is world class and never to be missed.
  • Superb collection of Australian and European Fine Art... The best Regional Gallery you can visit.
  • Yes, this is the best gallery I've ever visited! Actually, I'm due to go back very soon.
  • I have always loved visiting this gallery, but my last visit was less than satisfying. The woman at reception should not be working in customer service. She completely ignored us, and only spoke after we addressed her first, but even then her tone and mannerisms were bitchy and pretty much told is she hated her job. The pieces being exhibited were also quite boring, most of it was all stuff I saw last time I was here, over 12 months prior. Overall a very disappointing experience.

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Just like the city itself, places to stay in Bendigo present a mix of historical and modern. The center of the city boasts a selection of hotels and apartments housed in Victorian mansions--which also happen to be some of Bendigo's main tourist attractions. Just a couple of blocks away, however, you can choose from a number of 21st-century establishments. For a more peaceful setting, venture outside the city center to find plenty of smaller bed and breakfasts and motels, as well as fully equipped RV parks and campsites.
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