The gallery was founded in 1861 and is Australia's oldest Public Gallery. Since the gallery opened in 1968 on St Kilda Road, the collection has doubled in size and the gallery has been redesigned to house one of the most impressive collections in the Southern Hemisphere!
The gallery is home to Australian Art, with spectacular collections of Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous art from the Colonial period to the present day. It is home to the most Australian Art in the world, as well as special exhibitions and programs, cafes, a restaurant and a new perspective of the city through its glass matrix and The Ian Potter Centre.
The best way to get to both galleries is by tram. For the National Gallery of Victoria Australia (The Ian Potter Centre) trams 70, 75 & city circle trams and for the National Gallery of Victoria International- trams 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 & 72.
If you are arriving by car, the best place to park is the Federation Square Car park.
Flinders Street Train Station is the closest stop to the galleries.
Why? To see Art & experience Australia's oldest gallery
When:International Gallery: Monday- Sunday: 10am-5pm - Closed Tuesdays, Christmas Day & Good Friday, Ian Potter Gallery: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm- Closed Mondays, Christmas Day & Good Friday - Open ANZAC Day from 1pm