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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

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Federation Square | Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 8620 2222
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Recently attended exhibition of Early Australia. There were many old documents, maps, books and some paintings from the time. The old hand drawn maps, and paintings of birds were amazing. I thought paintings representing this era was light on and was disappointed.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 227suzie
Reviewed 7 July 2018

If you visit Melbourne and do not visit the NGV you've made a huge mistake. I haven't visited a better contemporary Gallery in Australia. Watch for their special exhibitions - they're never wide of the mark.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Centreman
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Interactive activities for kids and adults, movie history and see things you will never see any where else. Nice outing with children.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DDR1234
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Visited NGV during our visit to Melbourne to view the MOMA exhibition and were not disappointed!! Another amazing, world class exhibit by NGV who never disappoint!! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

While in Melbourne we took time out to view the MOMA Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria and it was very busy. The pictures on display are a snapshot of what you would see in NY. It was almost impossible to stand back and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Recently saw the 'Colony' exhibition, which was quite good, with some interesting objects. Other displays were also worth visiting, though an hour was probably enough.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ladybugsSydney
Reviewed 14 June 2018

The exhibition "Colony" that runs from March to July 2018 at the NGV Australia is huge. If you wanted to look at all the art and objects in detail and read all the information panels, you could spend there all day. The exhibition is structured...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank giddyin0z
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Lots to see , Art and puzzles for the kids in the fabulous kids area. Most events free, so great option

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank missmooo
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Another very interesting place to visit in the CBD of Melbourne there are always new exhibits to explore and some good eating spots outside.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Karen D
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

A lovely space but i cane to c a x section of early Australian art.. one Mc Cubbin and one Steeton. The aboriginal art was very appreviated but where are the works from : Brett Whitely , Margaret Olley , Namatjira, Hans Heysen , Drysdale,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lily5555
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Jen V
5 April 2017|
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Response from SueW032016 | Reviewed this property |
No, both the galleries in Melbourne have free access if you want to come in and wander around their standard displays. If there are special exhibitions running, there is generally a charge for those. You can still enter... More