National Gallery Of VictoriaCurrently Closed
- Address: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 61-386202222
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Family And Kids
National Gallery Of Victoria - Review
The oldest public art museum in Australia has a funny bit of contention against its name: people keep confusing it with the National Gallery of Australia. Despite demands that the name be changed somehow, things have remained as they were, primarily because the Gallery was established some 40 years before Australia itself. The collections of Australian art, (indigenous, colonial, modern, impressionist and contemporary) are quite exhaustive. It’s International collection includes European and Asian art, photography, fashion, sculpture, and ceramics and quite a collection from some of the foremost European masters such as Bernini, Bordone and Rodin. The gallery layout kept kids in mind as there are plenty of activities for them to take up. Best of all, it’s free, so you can keep coming back here and carefully and leisurely browse through the displays. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Melbourne Itinerary 6 Days.
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National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne Reviews
Loved it. Hadn't been in ages. Friendly and professional staff dedicated to helping us find our way through. They obviously care about the art and cultures. Absolutely worthwhile and very very inexpensive. Would actually be interested in knowing more about the arts in our city and how to contribute more. We only have facilities like this in our city because of what people give to it and what the building means will live well beyond any single one of us.
Love the gallery. It's one of my favourite places in Melbourne. But I have to echo the other bad reviews which say that security impact on the experience at the gallery. For me it was after I had collected my bag from the cloak check counter, and headed to the store at the exit... at which point an over zealous security guard then asked me to check my bag in. Even though the store is between the cloak check and the exit. I asked the guard to explain the logic, then when he couldn't I asked for a supervisor to explain the logic. After some haggling the supervisor understood the poor logic of making people return to check bags in to go to the store in the exit... after checking them out... On my previous visit a security guard on the 3rd floor had asked me to check in my umbrella, after passing dozens of other guards to get there...
Did anyone else miss Moma part 2?! We figured it finished at the gift shop and exit. Very disappointed to have paid and arranged time without kids to only to see half the exhibition. Just went to ask if I could have a quick look through part 2 today, and was told I must have had too much too drink to have missed it! This place is packed, I promise I thought it finished at the exit, and there was definitely no one around to indicate otherwise!
MoMA week held with jazz performances from NY artists. A great mix of food drink music and art. Nb drinks are not allowed in the gallery so it was unfortunate we had to scull ours to appreciate the art.. Albeit under influence.
Never fails to impress. Came here for the MOMA exhibition and was delighted with the crowd. The five, the jazz, the layout of the display and so much more. Staff were excellent and so helpful. Nice place to eat here or get a wine. The gift shop is extensive. Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly. Parking isn’t too bad in the evening otherwise there are time limits. Please never remove the water wall or the moat. It’s iconic and a nostalgic reminder of how wonderful the gallery is.