Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria

Categories: Art Museums, Art Galleries, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
Admire the diverse, thoughtfully curated shows at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, one of Canada's most important exhibition spaces. Housed within a late 19th-century mansion, the spacious gallery displays a number of contemporary artworks alongside rotating classical and historical exhibits. Don't miss its world-renowned collection of Asian art, including one of the only authentic Shinto shrines outside of Japan. Visit the gift shop to browse locally crafted mementos, including handmade pottery, scarves, and jewelry. Plan to visit Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Victoria attractions using our Victoria trip builder.
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  • We stopped in here for the first time after many visits to Victoria. We have certainly been missing a gem of a museum! There were many interesting exhibits and works of art. The Emily Carr gallery was...  read more »
  • First of all, a big thumbs down for Emily Carr House being closed on Sundays and Mondays during a vibrant tourist season! We really wanted to see some works by Emily Carr and so my daughter and I walk...  read more »
  • This is a nice destination for art lovers looking for interesting Asian pieces and also Emily Carr paintings. Don't miss the dollhouse on the 1st floor- it is quite impressive! We visited here on a LO...  read more »
  • Really nice gallery, wonderful various collections. The gallery could really benefit from a coffee shop, perhaps backing into their patio.
  • It has a very nice variety of exhibitions. The museum doesn't feel so big but they have an incredible use of the space where it doesn't feel exhausting and yet you leave like you saw a huge museum. All while learning a lot too!
  • A good place to spend half a day looking at a well curated collection of interesting pieces.
  • Great place to visit if you're at all interested in art. Hidden away off Fort Street. The original house is worth a visit in itself.
  • Small, but with a good Emily Carr exhibition and an interesting building with the new galleries and old mansion side by side. The modern art is mixed in quality and range
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