National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

4.7
#3 of 309 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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  • The theater was beautiful, however saw a lady struggling with the stairs to get to her seat but that could have been her daughters fault for not organizing properly. Nice lunch in cafe / restaurant at...  more »
  • Visiting NGV is always a good experience... The building is wonderful, they have a big and famous exhibiton (now it’s Escher x Nendo) but also free exhibitions and a good coffee place.  more »
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  • NGV has really upped their game in the last few years. I am visiting on a regular basis the countless exhibition they hold throughout the year. The crowds are usually busy but that's a testament to the quality exhibitions. Recommend planning your visits to avoid crowds - weekdays are good. This gallery really is the heartbeat of Melbourne as a cultural city. Well done! Looking into a membership as I'm there so often.
  • Beautiful gallery! Plenty of modern as well as classic installations on display. Could have easily spent a solid 3 hours in here if you were to explore all the floors. Would have loved to have gone to the Escher x Nendo exhibit but the total wait was over an hour on the weekend that we went (we tried both Friday and Saturday), so I would recommend going quite early to avoid disappointment.

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