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Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Address: Art Gallery Road | The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9225 1744
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10:00 - 22:00
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Wed 10:00 - 22:00
Thu - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each...

One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each year. Located 15 minutes walk from the city centre, with impressive collections of Aboriginal, Australian, European, Asian and contemporary art. Open daily, free general admission.Late opening Wednesdays until 9pm with free talks, films, live music and more.

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The entry to the art gallery is free, something of a rarity in Sydney, so for that reason alone it's worth a visit. The building itself - inside and out - is beautiful, and so is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The entry to the art gallery is free, something of a rarity in Sydney, so for that reason alone it's worth a visit. The building itself - inside and out - is beautiful, and so is the art. Modern art really doesn't interest me at all, but there is plenty of older artworks here. I didn't eat at the eatery... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Classic sandstone and rather imposing building containing a wide range of artworks from local and overseas artists, some dating back to 1600's. A nice way to spend a couple of hours in quiet contemplation of bygone eras.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking by we noticed the art gallery and went in. It was great with one area that has great views of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently went to the Gallery for a special exhibition which was fantastic. Very well laid out, helpful staff and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. After being on our feet for a few hours we decided to go to the Gallery cafe for food and coffee. I must say the food was rubbish and the prices ridiculous. My bread roll... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I often find coming the Art Gallery i revitalising experience. I never go there as a planned trip but often find myself walking around the place letting the art sink in. I believe art of any kind will awaken you, and give you more to imagine and dream about.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting. There are really good views over Sydney harbour, from the cafe. My visit was very short, but will g back in the future.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not plan for the visit. We came across this gallery on the map when we strolled along the walk of Botanic garden and decided to pay a visit. It was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free entry. Close to Circular Quay. Awesome paintings and sculpture. Beautiful building. Well worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great range of aboriginal and white Australian art all free too. Nice gallery space and free wifi. Nice cafe had great lentil soup. Bizarre lack of toilets for gallery this size and poor signposting hence the 4 rating would've given 5 otherwise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today I visited the AGNSW with two friends, all of us recently retired secondary teachers of Visual Arts. This was a rare visit as we didn't have dozens of teenagers in tow, and what a delight it was! Such an impressive place, helpful staff, light, bright and cool on a very hot day. We were spoilt for choice but started... More 

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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