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

Open Now

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

Directions

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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Reviews

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

4 Star Rating The main public gallery in Sydney. Great Australian art gallery. Big expansion plans, it will be much better then. Tourists to Sydney should visit. A good cafe for a break in the Domain Park.

Charles Blunt - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful grand old sandstone building. It's always great going to the Art Gallery of NSW, seeing paid exhibitions and the free spaces are filled with delights also. Masters young and old, near and far. Also can head to the cafe downstairs or the restaurant upstairs for a coffee, wine or food.

Sharon Booth - 3 days ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful gallery, one of my favourite spaces in Sydney. Most of it is open to public for free and only special exhibitions require a ticket. Always nice staff(volunteers), Australian art, something special happening. The only thing I don't like here is the cafe, which could have been much better. Closes too early and always have to wait for staff.

Yelena Aghababova - 21 days ago

5 Star Rating I had a great time at the Gallery. Started off with lunch in the cafe which was enjoyable then headed in to see Masters of modern art from The Hermitage. It was a wonderful exhibition and after enjoying looking at all the fabulous paintings for a couple of hours l took a break and had a cuppa before plunging right back in to have another look. So many beautiful paintings under one roof. It wasn't crowded and that made the experience more enjoyable. The building itself is charming, right down to the creaky parquetry flooring in some of the rooms. A stroll through the Domain finished off a very pleasant visit.

Dawn Morgan - 22 days ago

5 Star Rating I absolutely love this place. The quality of the permanent collection, the incredibly beautiful building, the staff, the gallery shop, the coffee. I have never left feeling anything but absolute delight. It's an absolute gem of tranquility and beauty in the city.

ROSEMARY RADFORD - 1 month ago

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

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