National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

4.7
#2 of 326 in Museums in Victoria
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. To visit National Gallery of Victoria and other attractions in Melbourne, use our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.
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  • Learn a bit about Australia's First Peoples (the aboriginal communites) through their art at NGV Australia. Super friendly staff too.  more »
  • Visited Melbourne specifically to see the Haring-Basquat exhibition which, in itself, was stunning and then spent another couple of hours in this magnificent gallery.  more »
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  • Impressive museum with modern art and other periods of high-level art. Look out for the continually changing exhibitions. The display was well set up, and crowds moved steadily, but with plenty of time to take in the attraction. You will be surrounded by the beauty of arts, history, and architecture. It is good to see native Australian art since this is not easily seen outside of Australia.
  • A decent spot to visit. Has numerous shows to see. Most are free while some extraordinary ones need a ticket. Staff is gracious and cordial. Recommend to check the site and plan dependent on the guided visit. The guided visit is enlightening and the narratives make your experience much paramount. Photograph is permitted however without blaze.
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