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Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

(4.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I read this was a must when visiting Bendigo. A very well presented building with interested staff. The collection on show was based on the gallery's own stock to celebrate I don't know how many years...  more »
  • We were only in Bendigo for a week - but visited here 3 times - the children wanted to go back. Staff were very welcoming, Activity sheet was thoughtful and engaged adults and children, sketch book ac...  more »
  • Depend what's your after. I wouldn't get out of my way for this place. To me it is over rated but he after all Art is everybody's interpretation and that's only my thoughts.  more »
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  • I've been here for several exhibitions now; wedding gowns, the dresses of both Grace Kelly & Marilyn Monroe. The latest for the opening of the Toni Maticevski Exhibition. Great to see an aussie get some space here for their body of work. Lovely, friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Plenty of local places for a great coffee afterwards.
  • What a fantastic gallery! Great collection and amazing exhibitions. Loved the Marilyn Monroe exhibition! Will be back.
  • Well worth including in your itinerary if you're making a day trip to Bendigo, or having a weekend break. With a very eclectic range of pieces on display, there's plenty to discover.
  • Great gallery. Has some good exhibits including the Marilyn Munro special earlier this year (2016).
  • Saw the Marilyn exhibit before it closed - but the Gallery itself is a wonderful spot to visit any time of the year.