National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
(4.6/5 based on 3,200+ 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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  • Modern building set up inside with criteria objectively and attention to every practical aspect and cultural. The contents, ensconced in a manner accessible to all presents masterpieces of all civilizations in the world with comprehensive explanations and comfortable spaces. Child-friendly places, gardens outside and others allow a visit comfortable and not to overlook the ' free and the constant presence of a lot of other temporary exhibitions of outstanding quality. Centrally located and within other artistic/cultural complexes are forcing tourists to visit this attraction
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  • I recently went there to see a non permanent exhibition by Designers Viktor & Rolf and was not disappointed. it was a wonderful show and set out superbly. loved to be able to sit and watch the many vi...  more »
  • This is a large gallery. Free entry for standing exhibits, cost for specials. Some amazing and unusual exhibits (bamboo artists, furniture and clothing of 20th cen) hidden throughout museum. Good food...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Calm, quiet, and professional are some words I'd use. Loved walking around and viewing the large selection of art available to see. From modern, Victorian, and tribal they have your art craving covered.
  • Allow 3+ hours or more if you can to visit this attraction on Sk Kilda Road in Melbourne. Parking is below. Fabulous art work. Place also has a book shop and cafe and restaurant.
  • It's just great. You can spend here at least one hour, but two is better. Free and cool.