Castlemaine Art Museum, Castlemaine

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Founded in 1913, Castlemaine Art Museum specialises in Australian art.

The Gallery's remarkable permanent collection a strong emphasis on traditional landscape painting and includes major works of the late 1800s, and the Edwardian era. Modern and contemporary artists are also well represented.

The Museum’s thematic exhibition displays historical items including photographs, costumes, decorative arts and artefacts from the Mount Alexander goldfields district.
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  • August 7, 2017
    an excellent small regional gallery that has the bonus of having downstairs a very descriptive history of Castlemaine in the small museum.  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Visited today and heard that private benefactors had donated $250k+ and that this would enable the gallery to stay open for 2 years with reduced opening hours - still to be worked out. Housed in an at...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    There are reports that this lovely little gallery and goldfields museum is to close and that would be a shame. Just two rooms of paintings with all the great 19th and early 29th Century Australian pai...  more »
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  • I had no expectations and was delighted by this gallery. Some really beautiful 19th and 20th Century Australian paintings by renouned artists. The contemporary section is gorgeous too! I can't wait to go back and see their next exhibition.
  • They had a great activity for my son but it was very quiet and a little soulless. Good for a small walk round of about 45 mins.
  • a great rural gallery. good collection. great rooms. nice staff. worth the visit.
  • Spent a happy 45 minutes here, admiring the art and the museum downstairs. There was a collage/drawing activity for kids too.
  • Interesting mining exhibit, but felt a little overwhelmed by the range of displays on show, especially given the entry fee.

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