Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of New South Wales offers five levels of art with extensive collections of Aboriginal, Australian, Asian, European and Contemporary art.

Established in 1874, the Art Gallery of NSW is proud to present fine international and Australian art in one of the most beautiful art museums in the world. We aim to be a place of experience and inspiration, through our collection, exhibitions, programs and research. Admission to the Gallery is free, as are our permanent galleries and most exhibitions and events.

The Gallery is located adjacent to the scenic Royal Botanic Gardens on Sydney Harbour, and is a short walk from the Sydney central business district.

Modern and contemporary works are displayed in expansive, light-filled spaces, offering stunning views of Sydney and the harbour, while our splendid Grand Courts are home to a distinguished collection of colonial and 19th-century Australian works and European old masters. There are also dedicated galleries celebrating the arts of Asia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

Alongside our permanent collection are regularly changing temporary exhibitions - more than 30 each year - including flagship annual exhibitions such as the Archibald Prize and ARTEXPRESS.

One of the most popular art museums in Australia, visited by over 1.3 million people annually, the Gallery is far more than just a destination for looking at pictures. Its also a place to enjoy lectures and symposia, films, music and performances, meet friends for a meal or coffee in the cafe or restaurant, or browse in the Gallery Shop. Our range of access programs is aimed at engaging diverse audiences with different needs. And more than 100 000 students visit each year to take part in our engaging and stimulating education programs.

Regular free guided tours are offered, including the Collection Highlights Tour, the Contemporary Art Guided Tour, weekly language-specific tours, and tours of the gallerys current exhibitions

Audio tours can also be downloaded from the website and listened to as your peruse the works.

Visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales website via the link below for more information.

General Info


The general exhibition space is free and features Australian (from settlement to contemporary) and Asian art. Access to feature exhibitions in closed areas carries an admission fee. The gallery has the usual range of facilities for visitors, including easy access for the disabled, restaurants and coffee shops, and one of Australias leading arts bookshops.

Opening Hours
Open every day*: 10am - 5pm
Late closing every Wednesday: 9pm (Art After Hours)
(* except Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Admission Free
Charges apply to some exhibitions.


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 Art Gallery Road, The Domain Sydney New South Wales 2000 | Map
 Telephone: (02) 9225 1700


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