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

Official Website: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Fee: Yes

Closed Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.

  • 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

Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings Libraries

Address: The Domain
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Phone: +61 2 9225 1785


Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
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4 Star Rating Very different from other art galleries I have visited. First of all this is Australia, the country is only about 250 years old as a developed nation. I... Read More

Donna B. Feb-03-2023

5 Star Rating Free entry! You must stop here, it's next to the botanical gardens and St. Mary's Cathedral. It's on the way to the Opera House and the art is great! Read More

Brittney B. Dec-28-2022

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

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