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Art Gallery of New South Wales

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One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each year. Located 15 minutes walk from the city centre, with impressive collections of Aboriginal, Australian, European, Asian and contemporary art. Open daily, free general...more
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Art Gallery Road | The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9225 1700
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Reviewed yesterday

An excellent art museum, with a very impressive exhibit of aboriginal art. We also had a very good lunch at their café.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jmike715
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited this gallery again on our latest trip to Sydney, to see the visiting exhibition of post-impressionism from the Hermitage, St Petersburg. That was a most impressive exhibition that we enjoyed for an hour or so, but we then went on to visit some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DTAdelaide
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great visit to see the "Modern Classic" from the Heritage museum in St Petersburg". So many of the modern classical artists from Europe on display including Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, Matisse, Gauguin and Kandinsky and others. It invoked various reactions from me depending of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nestled on the ridge overlooking Woolloomooloo bay, this stunning building sits, like an old dowager who has suffered the indignity of being ‘remodeled’ by at least one well meaning butcher. Go visit and you’ll see what I mean. The necessary extensions that have been made...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank periclesbacchus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The art gallery of NSW is in a beautiful Victorian era building, well located adjacent to the Domain parkland. It houses an excellent permanent collection of Australian and European art. The gallery feels spacious and light as you move through it, and has a nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DaleS684
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of exhibitions and will take most of the day to tour. The Aboriginal exhibition was a real highlight.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlJen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst we were in Sydney, we decided to visit the Art Gallery of NSW. We just walked in and noticed that there was an exhibition of the Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage. Good value and very enjoyable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michaelbN5695YM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning collection of Aboriginal dream time pictures ,breath-taking in their vibrant colours, story telling and spirituality demostrating the close links and respect the Aboriginal nations have for the natural environment

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank johnmartin450
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great exhibition with fabulous immersive film explaining why the Russian collector took a risk with Matisse paintings. Some iconic pieces, including ‘Black Square’ by Malevich. Really enjoyed it, we went early evening on a Wednesday and it was almost empty, so a good time to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pennyb44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this week for the first time as we wanted to see the modern masters exhibition. We found this rather disappointing and not worth the $28 fee. Quite a small collection containing few re-known works - in fact we hadn't heard of some of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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28 December 2017|
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Response from linhvu9x | Reviewed this property |
There is no restriction but when you come to such place, you should wear appropriately. Have a good time there (my favorite place, also) !!!!
24 September 2017|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
Rather late to respond but many tours.