Founded in 1861, The National Gallery of Victoria is Australia’s oldest public art gallery and will be celebrating 150 years in 2011. Stretching from the top of St Kilda Road across the Yarra River to Federation Square, the museum is only a short tram ride away from your Melbourne accommodation, Hotel Lindrum.
The National Gallery of Victoria is located in one magnificent arts precinct. The National Gallery of Victoria has two galleries located a short walk apart – both with free entry to the permanent collection. After visiting the National Gallery of Victoria, you can take a short stroll and go to the Ian Potter Centre and the Arts Centre, all within a short distance from each other.
The gallery is home to an extensive international art collection and has paid homage to over 65,000 artists the calibre of by Rembrandt, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Marco Palmezzano, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Paolo Uccello. Other highlights of the gallery include regular local and international exhibitions, ongoing tours and the various cafes and restaurants.
There are four eateries at the gallery to choose from. For a light snack, visit The Tea Room serving pastries and cakes and The Crossbar Café for light snacks, coffee and beverages. For lunch, visit Persimmon set amongst Grollo Equiset Gardens serving traditional Australian cuisine or The Gallery Kitchen cafe. More information about The National Gallery of Victoria…
Visiting the National Gallery of Victoria is a must do for your Melbourne trip. The gallery holds regular events, exhibitions and tours showcasing indigenous artists, local Australian artists and international artists. While in Melbourne, stay at Hotel Lindrum, your ideal Melbourne accommodation in the heart of the city and close to all local attractions, restaurants, cafes and nightlife.
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