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Bendigo Art Gallery

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Address: 42 View St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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+61 3 5434 6088
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Established in 1887, Bendigo Art Gallery is the largest, and one of the...

Established in 1887, Bendigo Art Gallery is the largest, and one of the oldest regional galleries in Australia.

The Gallery's collection is extensive and varied with an emphasis on 19th century European art and Australian art from 1800s onwards, alongside a strong collection of contemporary Australian art. The collection is complimented by dynamic temporary exhibitions and a diverse range of public programs and events.

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We have been to many Art Galleries, and this one is well worth seeing. The many rooms are well set out with very good lighting and with an interesting and worth collection.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to many Art Galleries, and this one is well worth seeing. The many rooms are well set out with very good lighting and with an interesting and worth collection.

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Port Arthur, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, pleasant staff. We had a share platter but didn't think much of the food we had. Hot chocolate wasn't very nice and not that hot and I thought it was a bit pricey.

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your email. I will pass on your message to the Gallery Cafe. Thank you for visiting. Kind regards, Mark More 

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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit plenty to see without having to pay. Great gardens and plenty of parking around. Easy walk into town and restaurants aplenty

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were glad to catch the current exhibition "Collective vision: 130 years", which imaginatively and comprehensively showcased the Gallery's collection over its lifespan. The juxtaposition of "old" and contemporary works was stimulating and the collection was a good and different source for appreciation of the history and great early wealth of the City.

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Brisbane
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found it hard to get into the museum as tried to enter in the front way but must have entered from View Street but could find no signs. I walked around the back through the café. Strange entrance but probably missed something as came out the front door of the Gallery shop. Lovely heritage gallery, there is a video about... More 

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review but more importantly for visiting the Gallery. Glad you could find us. See you again soon, Mark More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this. Though not of the same size as the capital cities, it was a good range and feast for the eyes.

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review but more importantly for visiting the Gallery. See you again soon, Mark More 

Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove up from Melbourne to check out the gallery and it was very worth it. Great art, exhibitions and fantastic service. Wasn't too busy but was still full.

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review but more importantly for visiting the Gallery and driving from Melbourne . See you again soon, Mark More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place. Something for everyone to enjoy whatever your tastes or interests may be. A surprising delight.

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review but more importantly for visiting the Gallery and letting us delight you. See you again soon, Mark More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit to the Bendigo Art Gallery definitely worth the visit. Wide range of arts from painting to sculptures to special exhibitions. Was great as not too crowded and you are able to see the works up close. The Gallery Cafe is in a beautiful setting with good food, breakfast here is popular.

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review but more importantly for visiting the Gallery. See you again soon, Mark More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Gallery on Saturday the 29th April. The exhibition was really well presented with specific topics in each room. For instance portraits in one room, landscapes in another. We spent about an hour and a half taking in almost all of the show. Well worth the visit. we then went to the Gallery restaurant for coffee and cake,... More 

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for visiting the Gallery during our Collective Vision exhibition. I will pass on your comments to the Gallery Cafe as well. Kind regards, Mark More 

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