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Best things to do in Victoria

Art Gallery
“NGV, Australia's most visited gallery, signifies Melbourne's prominence as the country's cultural capital. Home to Melbourne's design week, world-class architecture and fashion events, NGV is an attraction on an international scale that one should not miss.”
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Plaza
“Locally known as Fed Square! Hosts sporting events on the outdoor big screen and lots of events. Great food, ACMI Aust. Centre for the Moving Image gallery, Ian Potter Centre for Australian art and the Koori Heritage trust. ”
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Library
“A Melbourne landmark and cultural icon, the State Library is a magnificent 19th-century building with some of the city’s most beautiful heritage interiors. With its majestic domed ceiling, the La Trobe Reading Room is a library highlight. Don’t miss the two free permanent exhibitions: Ned Kelly’s armour in the changing face of Victoria, and trace the history of books in Mirror of the World. Free guided tours are also available. The State Library's collections include over two million books, hundreds of thousands of pictures, newspapers, maps and manuscripts, and masses of audio, video and digital material – all reflecting the culture of Victoria over the past 150 years. You can also enjoy fabulous artworks and exhibitions by visiting one of the free galleries: the Keith Murdoch Gallery, Cowen Gallery and Dome Galleries. See what's showing on the media wall in Experimedia.”
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Art Gallery
“Magnificent collection full of interest and variety. Go for the Aboriginal artwork, Asian collection and sculpture garden by the lake.”
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Movie Theater
“As one of Australia's major cultural, tourism, leisure and learning destinations, ACMI is integral to Melbourne's international reputation as one of the world's truly creative cities. Located at the heart of Melbourne's iconic Federation Square, ACMI celebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms - film, television, games and digital culture. Through a vibrant annual calendar of film programs, festivals, major exhibitions, live events, creative workshops, talks, forums, education programs and Collection resources, ACMI delivers diverse audiences with countless ways to engage with the moving image. ”
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Cultural Center
“Great cafes, galleries and beautiful old garden and buildings. 30 min walk to convent.”
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Art Gallery
“One of the best regional art galleries in Australia, situated on the stunning View Street. ”
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Art Gallery
“An interesting and dynamic regional gallery where there is always lots to see. Upstairs, the gallery collection is definitely worth a visit, as the Gallery holds one of the best regional collections in the country, and is always looking for interesting, thought-provoking ways of displaying it. Downstairs there are temporary exhibitions, with usually three open at any one time.”
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Art Gallery
“NPGA is a must see cultural Institution whilst your in Canberra. Its free to attend and is amazing”
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Art Gallery
“In this Arts Precinct, you will find the National Gallery of Victoria when you can spend many hours gazing at historic Aboriginal Art as well as all the modern and historic art on offer. Right next door is the Performing Arts Centre where there are daily shows that might interest families.”
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Art Gallery
“Known as the NGV, founded in 1861 is Australia’s oldest eminent public art museum and hosts blockbuster exhibitions!”
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Art Gallery
“Located on St Kilda road, the National Gallery of Victoria has two magnificent galleries located a short walk apart, both with free entry to the permanent collection. There are also paid exhibitions with stunning art exhibitions from major international and local artists.”
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Art Gallery
“As Australia’s pre-eminent sculpture park, McClelland aspires to lead the international conversation between art and the natural environment. Central to McClelland’s mission is our desire to promote public understanding and enjoyment of Australian, modern and contemporary sculpture. To engender debate about art in the natural environment and the ways in which they can be experienced. ”
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Art Gallery
“High standard regional Gallery - very good collection and host of various exhibitions”
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Art Gallery
“Along with an emphasis on innovative, self-curated exhibitions, MAMA features a stunning 24-hour 'art skin', interactive workshops and immersive cultural experiences.”
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Library
“Simply beautiful stained glass windows and lovely old library vibe - great Tom Bass sculpture over the entry”
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