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Castlemaine Art Museum

14 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
+61 3 5472 2292
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Artwork and Museum Pieces well worth a look

Spent time at the Castlemaine Art Museum today and what a find it was! Excellent range of... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
brassband
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Drysdale
via mobile
“AUSSIE ART”

If you are in Castlemaine, don’t forget to visit this unique gallery. There are paintings from... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2018
Joseph P
,
Melbourne, Australia
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Founded in 1913, Castlemaine Art Museum specialises in Australian art. The Gallery's remarkable permanent collection a strong emphasis on traditional landscape painting and includes major works of the late 1800s, and the Edwardian era. Modern and contemporary artists are also well represented. The Museum’s thematic exhibition displays historical items including photographs, costumes, decorative arts and artefacts from the Mount Alexander goldfields district.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Spent time at the Castlemaine Art Museum today and what a find it was! Excellent range of artworks, beautifully hung and a terrific pottery exhibition. The magic for me was downstairs in the Museum. A most beautiful, small collection of china, silver, glass, clothing and...More

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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

If you are in Castlemaine, don’t forget to visit this unique gallery. There are paintings from Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin and many other Australian Artists. Beautifully presented. Downstairs is the museum and very informative and presented well. Not cluttered, thank goodness and showcases the history...More

Thank Joseph P
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Even if you aren't an art fan, the gallery and museum offer a unique experience. Would recommend taking the free tour especially as the guides kind and accommodating to all

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We were attracted by the prospect of easy access by train from Melbourne and easy access to all facilities in the town. We were not disappointed by any aspect. We especially enjoyed the small but distinctive art exhibition and museum collection in the Art Gallery

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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Love this small gallery and it's excellent Australian and international collection. All housed in a beautiful art deck building. Thank goodness it was saved at the last minute from closure. Don't miss it on a visit to Castlemaine.

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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

The Castlemaine Art Museum is great for a short break from the rustic buildings which will make up the rest of a visit to this quaint country town. While there are only 3 rooms of art, the collection is quite varied, including some contemporary pieces....More

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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Open around weekends after 10am. Maybe best to check on current open times. Good representation of Australian/Victorian art over the past few centuries.

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

The Castlemaine Gallery is an extraordinary resource in central Victoria. It has an outstanding collection of Australian art from colonial times to the present, including iconic works by artists such as Tom Roberts whose paintings documented the work and struggles of early settlers, and modern...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

an excellent small regional gallery that has the bonus of having downstairs a very descriptive history of Castlemaine in the small museum.

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Visited today and heard that private benefactors had donated $250k+ and that this would enable the gallery to stay open for 2 years with reduced opening hours - still to be worked out. Housed in an attractive art deco building just off the main street,...More

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