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Art Gallery of Ballarat

40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5858
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Art Gallery

Love this place. The art work is so amazing and beautifully presented. I could spend days there... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Toowoomba, Australia
A trip through the ages

Beautifully set out gallery which takes you through the various eras and has some absolutely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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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
+61 3 5320 5858
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Love this place. The art work is so amazing and beautifully presented. I could spend days there. There are many works by both Australian and overseas artists

Thank frang502016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully set out gallery which takes you through the various eras and has some absolutely stunning and memorable art works of each period. Not too big to be overwhelming but definitely a great place to spend an hour or so. Wonderful gift shop and cafe...More

Thank PhineasPhogg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upstairs is housed a piece from my fav Artist (Hans Heysen) along with 4 or 5 LARGE Ballrooms of Fine Art. I was lucky enough to visit whilst the Grand Piano was being utilised - I sat & listened for such a long time. Downstairs...More

Thank dave B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s fun to see all the old photos and pictures of Ballarat and try to work out where you House would back then. Beautiful art works, always a great photo opportunity.

Thank Dee V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleased to spen an hour looking at the many paintings and decided to take alater train back to Melbourne.

Thank Hector C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This gallery is the best in regional Victoria. Fantastic collection well curated and stunning building. Give at least and hour for a wander through. Terrific cafe downstairs if you are not in a super hurry.

Thank 884geneg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This gallery has a very nice permanent collection which includes works from European as well as Australian artists. Well worth a visit.

Thank Robyn M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Went to the David LaChapelle exhibition and it was fantastic. I hadn't been since the Archibald and I enjoyed this as much (maybe more). So, the gallery often have new things to experience and it is not only the art work, but it is a...More

Thank CazatDTA
Reviewed 14 September 2017

we went for david lachapelle exhibition and were so so so happy we made it. it wasn't just the main attraction but the outdoor photo exhibitions, 'tell' - photography of indigenous artists' were just as impressive. we also loved the way local businesses got involved...More

Thank 1mightymouse
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We spent over an hour in this well laid out gallery. Exhibits are arranged in chronological order and many are worthy of more than a moment's viewing. The gift shop is also worth a visit.

Thank DADD23
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20 March 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