National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne

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  • Address: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 61-386202222
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Family And Kids
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About National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne

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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  • 95% of people who visit Melbourne include National Gallery Of Victoria in their plan

  • 81.28% of people start their National Gallery Of Victoria visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Gallery Of Victoria

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National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne Reviews

  • 2018 March I went to the Sculpture Triennial last week, and will be going back this week, and probably next week as well. It is absolutely wonderful. From humongous multiple room installations to small sculptures and surprises almost hidden inside the existing galleries among the permanent collections, this triennial is a seriously wonderful experience. And not just a visual experience, there are other senses that are expected to be engaged as well. At a minimum sight, smell, hearing, and touch. Not to mention that visceral gut clench and heart skip when you come across something that truly moves you. Just go for a visit .. You'll not regret it. 2017 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. Permanent collections: 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. Each gallery space is beautifully organised and presented though. 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. So buy a book instead .. so much to choose from ...

  • Modern art at its best. This place is full of amazing art works that encourage visitors to interact with the pieces included smelling the walls or sticking things to walls. There are 3 floors each one is worth a visit. This is also a great place to cool down and hide form the mid day sun.

  • We always enjoy our visit to the National Gallery of Victoria. We love that they often have exhibits or other things to cater for both young and old. We have three young children and they always like going there with us. The childrens exhibits are often hands on which the kids really enjoy more than just looking at things. I don't think kids like to be told continually "Look, don't touch."

  • Very interesting place to spend time and enjoy the very old items (4000 BC) presented on this exhibition. !!! Virtual reality space is the most exciting. You can wear glasses and spend some time walking in a different reality :) Pay attention for a rest after because you can feel some sickness. Also there are a lot of beautiful pictures inside!

  • Had a very interactive and creative experience with the artworks. Never knew the gallery was so big, kept getting lost however the staffs were very helpful. Took so many photos and made a lot of memories. What amazing is that this gallery is free yet so many other art galleries that cost money aren't as good as this one.

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