National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne

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National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne - Address, Phone Number

Address: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia

Phone: 61-386202222

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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.

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  • I have just been to the Dior exhibition and it is fabulous. Wonderful designs, silhouettes, construction, fabrics, and just all over it is beautiful. I so wanted to get my hands on the fabric and just feel it, and to turn the garments inside out and see how they were made. The best alternative to that is really to get a hold of the DVD of Dior and I and watch that. Such a beautifully curated exhibition. The gallery itself is full of wonderful collections of lovely things. I adore the decorative arts section and the Asian art gallery is full of a small but exquisite collection of superb quality. Some of the European collection is great and other items are just period piece fillers. Overall it is definitely worth multiple visits. The shop however needs a definite stock improvement. Their books and catalogues on offer are excellent, BUT the other merchandise is poorly selected and overpriced. The selection of jewelry for sale is actually dreadful. Genuinely pedestrian and awful.

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  • Thank you Suzette for your fabulous tour of the gallery today. Your infectious love of art, together with your knowledge and wonderful antidotes of the works you showed us were inspiring and left us wanting to see more. We will surely be back Deb and Mal

  • This gallery is my happy place and I love visiting. Staff members are excellent. Enjoy the NGV back garden

  • I've seen a few exhibits in the years that I've been living in Melbourne at NVG and they have always been presented well and with good use of the space they have available. The staff are very friendly and helpful, however it can sometimes be apparent that the place is understaffed, especially in the ticket booth during peak times. This weekend after visiting for the Hokusai exhibition, there was a line in excess of 30-40 people with 2 people attending the ticket booth which was a major issue. Also the opening hours of 10am-5pm each day are disappointing as later opening hours would good for an evening visit to the gallery.

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  • Went to the Dior exhibition yesterday (with most of Melbourne it seemed). The NGV did a fantastic job, a wonderful and extensive range of clothes and accessories and arranged so I could admire eveything from nearly every angle. Thanks to the staff and you have a new fan. Definitely a 5 star experience.

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