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Art Gallery NSW
Art Gallery Road
The Domain
Sydney
NSW
2000
Tel: 2 9225 1744

Where are we going today?

Fine international and Australian arts in a spacious, sincerely family friendly environment.

Entrance to permanent and most temporary exhibitions at the Art Gallery NSW are free, and they also offer further free activities including kids' trails and their own audio tour.

There are live performances for families too on Sundays at 2.30pm and in the school holidays. Workshops and more are available during the school holidays but these incur charges.

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How much does it cost?

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LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Open every day 10am until 5pm, and late on Wednesdays for Art After Hours. Closed Christmas Day and

I'm Hungry!

Cafe on site offering hot and cold snacks and drinks..

Can I get one of those?

Extensive art related shop available..

What people are saying?

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    With excellent art exhibits, and free entry, it's a lovely way to spend an afternoon gazing at these creations. The contemporary art section always has some exciting and crazy installations on that are sure to be a topic of conversation for a while. The cafe serves some pretty good coffee and decent food.

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    The guided tour of the the Archibald Exhibition on a Sunday afternoon was informative but very overcrowded. The two winning potraits provoked extreme emotional responses from Penelope Seidler's haunting portrait of Fiona Lowry to a repulsive Barry Humphries by Tim Storrier. But the soul penetrating eyes in the portraits by Vincent Fantauuzo and Jason Benjamin were surely some of the most outstanding portraits on display.

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    *Surprisingly decent coffee, but it could be much better*

    I was so happy to see that the cafe at the museum had recently (as of 2 weeks ago) re-opened, and rather that the use the normal over priced industrial burnt coffee, they've gone with a blend from Single Origin Roasters coffee called "Paradox".

    As a long black it worked quite well. Enough sweetness to keep it interesting and body to make it enjoyable, but it wasn't overwhelming. As a latte (that was served as a flat white) it didn't hold up well. It tasted weak, and with the luke warm...Read More

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    I've been visiting the gallery for years, firstly dragged by my mum and now because there are some really lovely pieces. They get great exhibitions, the cafe serves wonderful food, and the building is impressive, as well as the location.

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by Tim Dickinson

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Yep, it's got lots of art, and most of it is free to look at.

It's a pretty grand building. Everything is appropriately housed: the classical art is in the old worn wood halls, and the modern art is in the industrial contemporary rooms. Whether you like what they have on display (some you will, some you won't) is entirely a matter of taste. This is, after all, art.

One weekend afternoon when I was here (a Sunday, I think) there was a concert of classical pieces being put on by young people in the older class art section. It felt very cultured.

by James Fridley

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*Surprisingly decent coffee, but it could be much better*

I was so happy to see that the cafe at the museum had recently (as of 2 weeks ago) re-opened, and rather that the use the normal over priced industrial burnt coffee, they've gone with a blend from Single Origin Roasters coffee called "Paradox".

As a long black it worked quite well. Enough sweetness to keep it interesting and body to make it enjoyable, but it wasn't overwhelming. As a latte (that was served as a flat white) it didn't hold up well. It tasted weak, and with the luke warm milk, didn't amaze.

So at the very least, they have started with a good product, but perhaps the barista needs a bit more training/experience.

Coffee: Single Origin Roasters "Paradox"
Passion: 7/10
Crema: 5/10

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