National Gallery of Victoria
Address: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004
Phone: 03 8620 2222 | Fax: 03 8620 2555
The National Gallery of Victoria has two magnificent galleries located a short walk apart, both with free entry to the permanent collection. Victorians and visitors can now enjoy two public art galleries within one magnificent arts precinct.
Stretching from the top of Saint Kilda Road across the Yarra River to Federation Square, this cultural heartland encompasses the transformed National Gallery of Victoria International on St Kilda Road, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, and The Arts Centre, all within a short stroll from each other.
A whole world of international art, displaying the National Gallery of Victoria's collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American Art. Since the National Gallery of Victoria opened in St Kilda Road in 1968, the total collection has doubled in size to more than 70,000 works of art. A truly iconic Melbourne building, the gallery has been totally redesigned to house one of the most impressive collections in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square.
Home to Australian art with superb collections of Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous art from the Colonial period to the present day. With more Australian art on permanent display than any other gallery in the world, as well as special exhibitions and programs, cafes, a restaurant and a new perspective of the city through its glass matrix, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is more than a great place to view art.
It is a completely fresh approach that encourages people from all walks of life to enjoy the world of art within the new cultural heart of Melbourne.
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Trams: Swanston Street and St Kilda Road trams (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 22, 25, 64, 67, 72) travel past National Gallery of Victoria International. Alight at the Victorian Arts Centre stop.
Trains: Train travellers should alight at the Flinders Street Station and walk across the bridge to the Victorian Arts Centre.
Car: Ample commercial parking is available in the Victorian Arts Centre car park.
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- Visitor Information Centre
Open all Victorian public holidays except Good Friday and Christmas Day. Open from 1pm Anzac Day.
Wednesday to Monday
National Gallery of Victoria International open six days a week, closed Tuesdays.
Tuesday to Sunday
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia open six day a week, closed Mondays.
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Since the National Gallery of Victoria opened in St Kilda Road in 1968, the total collection has doubled in size to more than 60,000 works of art. The newly transformed National Gallery of Victoria International includes magnificent spaces for temporary exhibitions and improved storage facilities for the artworks. Some of which are Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities, Pre-Columbian Antiquities, Greek and Roman Antiquities, Oceanic Art, Asian Art (four galleries), 14th to 16th century paintings, 16th and 17th century paintings and sculpture, 17th century Dutch and Flemish paintings, The Rembrandt Cabinet, 18th century French decorative arts and paintings, Impressionist and Modern paintings and sculpture. Contemporary art after 1980 The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and National Gallery of Victoria International offers double the previously available gallery space. The National Gallery of Victoria brings art to life with events and exhibitions that challenge, educate and inspire.
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