Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly

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The Manly Art Gallery and Museum , located in Manly, New South Wales, Australia, was the first metropolitan-based regional gallery in New South Wales and holds an extensive collection of Australian ceramics and 130 works by Antonio Dattilo Rubbo. Since 1982, MAGAM has also been a museum of beach culture and the history of Manly and the Northern Beaches. The permanent collection numbers over 6,000 objects in a range of media including paintings, works on paper, ceramics and museum objects, documents and photographs.
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  • Hidden away on the West prominade manly is a true treasure worth searching out. Permanent collection ceramics are wonderful and events and special exhibitions are well worthwhile. Great curation.  more »
  • A very interesting exhibition of Phantom pieces of art . I am not sure why the phantom was being celebrated but some pieces of art were interesting  more »
  • We visited while they had "The Phantom" exhibition, which was a bit of a novelty. Kid loved it; we found it interesting enough. There were some very nice local works exhibited too.  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit if you're nearby, and entry is free. It's quite a small gallery and museum, and doesn't take long to fully tour, but for its size, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. At time of writing, the museum had a musical instrument exhibition, consisting of lots of large photos of musical instruments played by iconic Australian acts, with an accompanying page of associated facts and history. Interesting and nostalgic.
  • Nice quiet gallery in the middle of the hustle & bustle on the streets of Manly. Like the work in the gallery, transports you to a different dimension.
  • Went here for an amazing exhibit, blending science and art with the focus being ku-ring-gai national park. It was all free and very interesting, interactive and informative.
  • Great local art gallery featuring work from local artists and even students from Northern Sydney.
  • Alen was amazing. I had a silk scarf framed and Alen made suggested improvements and the outcome is perfect. Highly recommend!

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The range of accommodations in Manly caters to different budgetary needs, and offers a relaxed, cheerful alternative to the busy hotels and bed and breakfasts of cosmopolitan Sydney across the water. Many of the lodgings boast beachfront locations, within ideal walking distance of all the amenities on the Corso strip. With most of the hotels and bed and breakfasts so conveniently located, you'll be perfectly positioned for June's Manly Food and Wine Festival and October's International Jazz Festival, both attended by scores of tourists and locals--just be sure to reserve in advance.
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