National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

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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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  • Have visited the gallery many times from Dior to Triennial to its permanent exhibitions. It never disappoints.  more »
  • Is that you will be more than half the Museum. Many works, many times all over the world are seen. There are several cafes can break.
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  • We were there on Sunday the 18th of March and the place was crowded. Even if it is free they should limit the amount of people allowed to be in at any given time. We saw some interesting pieces like a...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Really loved this gallery, so much to see and some wonderful displays such as the red room with all the poppies. The large room with all the unusual chairs is also a definite area to visit. just a shame children were not all kept under control with so many rare and exquisite offerings
  • We had a few hours to kill so decided to make our first visit to the gallery. I wish we had had more time !! Wow! What an amazing gallery. So many amazing exhibits. Will definitely go back next time we are in Melbs. Just another element of the great arts culture of Melbourne.
  • 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!

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