The National Gallery of Victoria, also known as the ‘NGV’ is an art museum in Melbourne, Australia. The art museum was founded in 1861, it is the oldest and most visited art museum in Australia. The museum's collection is so large that it is spread across two sites, its main building the NVG International and the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. The main building the NVG International was built in 1968 and was redeveloped and reopened in 2003, it houses the international art collection and is named on the Victorian Heritage Register. The collection housed in the Ian Potter Centre is Australian art.
Parking at the museum is limited to metered street parking. The museum is situated a short walk away from the main transport hub of the city ‘Flinders Street Railway Station’.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open daily, 10am-5pm. Admission to the museum is free, although there may be a fee to visit certain exhibitions.