Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of New South Wales can easily captivate museum lovers for an entire day

An impressive portico welcomes visitors to the Art Gallery of New South Wales
An impressive portico welcomes visitors to the Art Gallery of New South Wales cc licensed photo by Kayhadrin

Established in 1874, the Art Gallery of New South Wales offers presentations of fine international and Australian art in a beautiful setting, with the grand architectural features of the gallery being a work of art themselves.

Well worth the trip, visitors will find it difficult to see all the Gallery has to offer in one day. Be sure to stop by the modern and contemporary works displayed in vast, well-lit spaces that offer great views of Sydney and its beautiful harbour. Don’t miss out on the Grand Courts, which host a distinguished collection of colonial and 19th-century Australian works, as well as European old masters. Also, check out galleries dedicated to the celebration of Asian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks.

Be sure to check out their regularly changing temporary exhibitions that are a major attraction for the Gallery's 1.3 million annual visitors. You can also relax over a coffee or enjoy a meal in the Gallery cafe or restaurant.

Nearby attractions: Royal Botanic Gardens

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Address: Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: (02) 9225 1700

Official Website: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Map of nearby accommodations:


Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
T4Martin Place8 minutes
T2 or T3St. James8 minutes

How to get to Art Gallery of New South Wales by Train

By Train: exit at St. James Station and walk east on Prince Albert staying left at the 'Y' and continue where it becomes Art Gallery Road, or at Martin Place Station and proceed east crossing Macquarie Street continuing through the passageway by the north block of the Hospital and across the Domain (green space) (both are about an 8 minutes walk).

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Rated 4.6 out of 5Art Gallery of New South Wales Star Rating

5 Star Rating A nice place to relax and view artworks from Australia and around the world. Don't miss rare and unique one off exhibition. Check for listings. A beautiful place to walk around and enjoy the day whether it be on your own, with friends and family or loved ones. There is also a really nice place to eat... ENJOY!

CRIZM XIX - 2 days ago

5 Star Rating If you love art and seeing what humans can create out of paint, sculpture and random bits and bobs you'll love this place. If you want to watch an action movie you'll be bored to tears here. But if you want to feel cultured and look like you know what makes a painting so sophisticated and outstanding, take a stroll through here. It's free unless they have paid exhibitions on, which are usually great because you'll see things that you'd have to travel overseas to see, or online.

David Ung - 2 days ago

3 Star Rating Great spot. Love that they offer free exhibits. good selection of Australian artists but very limited offering outside of that. I enjoyed a visiting exhibit featuring some old traditional Pacific islander art but it was very small, considering the rich Aboriginal culture in Australia it would have been very cool to see more of this on display.

Ryan B - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating A gallery worth visiting. interesting works by Australian painters a large very good section on aboriginal art. a small but worth it european painters (but it includes a fantastic Bacon) and the there is a 10 metre Captain Cook made out if shinny metal. If you are with a kid go. the museum has special plates with information that invites them to interpret and think about the art. quite honestly they work fro adults too!

Andrés Suárez - 28 days ago


A video tour of the Art Gallery NSW starting with the entry portico and exploring the various galleries

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