Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

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#1 of 44 in Museums in Sydney
With its large collection of national art ranging from the period of settlement to today, Art Gallery of New South Wales is a great venue for learning about Australian art history. You can visit the general exhibition spaces for free and see dozens of works considered to be Australian masterpieces. In light-filled rooms, you'll find modern and contemporary works and grand views of Sydney and its harbor. Visit the Grand Courts to view paintings from European masters and 19th-century Australian artists, and make sure to spend time in the Aboriginal art galleries. The gallery also hosts temporary exhibits, so make sure to check the current schedule before you visit. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • October 9, 2017
    Easy to access by foot , car or bus. Excellent permanent collection and always thought provoking additional works on show.  more »
  • October 8, 2017
    A great place to enjoy fine art and sculpture. You dont have to stay long, about an hour will do it for me. But very well put to gether and professional approach. NICE  more »
  • October 7, 2017
    Emerging from the Botanical Gardens this fantastic sandstone building sits enticing you to enter. If you have time to spare in Sydney spend a morning, afternoon or day exploring the various exhibits o...  more »
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  • September 19, 2017
    Wonderful place to spend a few hours at! A good collection of art from around the globe. Wide spaces and seats within gallery rooms for visitors to sit and view the art work. The gift shop has a good selection of items for sale.
  • September 14, 2017
    The gallery has different wings for different flavors, which are free, e.g. European Victorian, Asian, Aboriginal, Australian, Modern and Contemporary. They also have paid exhibitions. Bags and backpacks are left in the entrance wardrobe for free. The temperature inside is always good as to protect the artwork. So it's recommended on cold or really warm days.
  • September 13, 2017
    On a hot day it's nice and cool. Some amazing paintings. Its nice that instead of putting money to hospitals to save lives, our taxes goes to this amazing place.
  • June 4, 2017
    I love fortnightly one hour visits. A great place to open your thoughts. Mornings are best for me Lovely outdoor cafe setting with herb garden. Good coffee. Food... I prefer The Pavilion across the road. I feel guilty for not donating a few dollars to the Gallery....
  • August 7, 2017
    One of the finest public art galleries in Australia with a wide range of art especially Australian and aboriginal. The permanent exhibition is free and very worthwhile. If you have the time walk up from Hyde Park then return to the city via Mrs Macquarie's chair, the Botanic gardens and the Opera House - a day well spent.

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