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Art Gallery of Ballarat

40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5858
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Great Tour

We visited the museum recently and were advised that there would be a free tour at 12pm. The museum... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kazzahazza52
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Penrith, Australia
via mobile
Von Guerard Exhibition

A fantastic collection of work by this amazing artist. Interesting to see his original notebooks... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter W
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Ballarat
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Instituted in 1884, this became the first provincial Art Gallery established in Australia.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum recently and were advised that there would be a free tour at 12pm. The museum had works from Eugene Von Guérard on display. This was a fantastic tour which lasted around 70 minutes with a very knowledgeable guide and best of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fantastic collection of work by this amazing artist. Interesting to see his original notebooks and how they became finished works.

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Art Gallery is suitable for all ages and has disabled access with ramp and lift. They have interesting exhibits and are a place that can be visited multiple times to see everything.

Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended the Archibald Prize exhibition for the last few years which has always been excellent but that’s not the only reason to visit. The collection here is well worth a few hours. We visit at least once a year.

Thank Cangur0
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beutiful old building with some amazing art always something new to look at lots of fabulous exhibitions and lovely cafe to rest once your done

Thank Helen H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had a limited time to view the works but the quality was very good and some of the works very interesting as they had history with the district. Will return for a better look.

Thank SHIRLEY C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cities cultural heritage, its history, its institutions, its arts scene is like a pair of lungs, airing, giving oxygen to a cities life and culture - and Ballarat has a fine set of lungs. And thank you for giving von Guerard's wonderful painting of...More

Thank Sam C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is an excellent regional gallery. Currently and until May it has a Eugene von Guérard exhibition. Cleverly curated it takes the visitor through von Guérard's travels around 19th century western Victoria and by displaying his sketches and paintings shows the...More

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is a great place to visit on a hot summer day! Ballarat has long been known for its excellent quality art gallery. The goldrush meant money to spend on impressive colonial buildings and beautiful artworks. For example there are works...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

The Gallery was open during White Night so we went in after admiring the light show on the facade. The new and old parts of the gallery flow well and this gallery is always worth a visit when in Ballarat.

Thank Cathy E
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Noorhoor
March 20, 2016|
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Response from hugh1957 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the late reply. The bulk of the Art Gallery is free except when there is a specific exhibition. When we were the The Archibald Competition was in town so we paid for this exhibition, at a much cheaper rate than... More
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