National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
National Gallery of Victoria offers a great lesson in Australian cultural identity. Founded in 1861, the country's oldest public art museum has a vast collection of Australian Aboriginal, colonial, Impressionist, modern, and contemporary art. There's also an international collection, which displays ancient and modern work by artists from around the globe, including Picasso, Rembrandt, and Degas. Make sure you leave time to see some of the 15,000 snapshots in the museum's photo collection. Also check out what the rotating exhibitions are while you're in town. Using our world travel planner, Melbourne attractions like National Gallery of Victoria can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Main galleries are free to visit with special exhibitions for a fee. Varies exhibits and a lot of 'local culture'. would like to have spent more time here. 
  • I am an NGV member (since 1974) and I visit the gallery often, maybe weekly. I enjoy brief encounters with the art and mainly go there for a rest when walking at the Members Lounge. Always enjoy the v...  read more »
  • This gallery is a short easy walk from Flinders Street station. When you have had enough of art and objects there are parks just across the road. Entrance is free but major exhibitions will incur a co...  read more »
  • Amazing, beautifully curated and completely free, except the exhibition on Degas which is well worth seeing (if you do, get a free guided tour, the guides are amazing and extremely knowledgeable) and remember they accept student is from around the world for cheaper tickets. The galleries upstairs, particularly the modern Galleries are very worth taking a look at
  • It is really a great place to spend a leisure morning or afternoon to explore arts and culture from all over the world. It has a great collection of arts. Very nice environment. When I was there last week it has a special gallery for younger children - called Fake Food Park. The children seemed to like it. Best of all - it is a FREE museum - except if one intend to visit their special exhibition at that time. After the museum, one can enjoy a stroll at the Queen Victoria Gardens which is right opposite the museum.
  • If you were to only ever see one Degas exhibition, the NGV Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2016, Degas: A New Vision is the one . This impressionist master's work, curated by the world's number one authority on Degas has works borrowed from all over the world from public and private collections. Never has this been done before when you can study Degas' works side by side and follow the journey through his life. Tony Elwood and his NGV team have excelled themselves to bring this collection to the NGV. It is highly doubtful that this collection will ever be seen next to each other ever again!
  • Fake food play area was such a hit with children over the holidays. Staff were helpful & friendly. There was also a mirror maize, fir people to enjoy.
  • Great place for a gallery. I had no idea there were so many free thigns to do in here. Sure there are paid exhibitions. But for a wander and some "casual art" its awesome. Also a good place to go and "center your quiet" if thats a thing. Garden out the back in pretty chilled and the gift shop if well worth a look on its own. Puts many other Melbourne gift shops to shame.
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