Best art galleries in Melbourne

Check out the top art galleries in Melbourne, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Heide Museum of Modern Art
1. Heide Museum of Modern Art
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22 local reviews
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 3 9850 1500
Art galleryMuseumPoint of interest
Jessica
Very posh modern art gallery with an amazing free to enter sculpture park and garden. Heide Makers' Market is…
Ian
Beautiful art gallery and gardens, a must see in the area.
Anj
Heide is nothing short of an Australian art icon. It's set on vast farmland that was once home to important ar…
1. Heide Museum of Modern Art
1. Heide Museum of Modern Art
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22 local reviews
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 3 9850 1500
Jessica
Jessica
Very posh modern art gallery with an amazing free to enter sculpture park and garden. Heide Makers' Market is on once a month (second Sat o…
Ian
Ian
Beautiful art gallery and gardens, a must see in the area.
Anj
Anj
Heide is nothing short of an Australian art icon. It's set on vast farmland that was once home to important arts philanthropists John and Su…
2. National Gallery of Victoria
2. National Gallery of Victoria
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255 local reviews
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 3 8620 2222
Art galleryPoint of interestEstablishment
Julian
With art covering both Eastern and Western hemispheres, ancient and modern and fine arts. Known as the "NGV" i…
Annie
This art gallery is huge and there is so much to see! Make sure you check out all the upstairs rooms where all…
Jody
Art gallery which has a free permanent collection & changing paid exhibitions. They have a great exhibition of…
2. National Gallery of Victoria
2. National Gallery of Victoria
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255 local reviews
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 3 8620 2222
Julian
Julian
With art covering both Eastern and Western hemispheres, ancient and modern and fine arts. Known as the "NGV" it was founded in 1861 and is A…
Annie
Annie
This art gallery is huge and there is so much to see! Make sure you check out all the upstairs rooms where all the hidden artwork gems are h…
Jody
Jody
Art gallery which has a free permanent collection & changing paid exhibitions. They have a great exhibition of Papua New Guinean art, and so…
3. Federation Square
3. Federation Square
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138 local reviews
Swanston St, Melbourne
+61 3 9655 1900
Art galleryPoint of interestEstablishment
Lisa-Natalia
There's always free festivals and cultural events happening at Fed Square. Go online to see what's on. There's…
Sandra & Andrew
Art gallery, community space, restaurants, tourism hub. From Tai Chi in the mornings through to gigs in the e…
Chris
There is so much to enjoy here; from cafes and restaurants, to brilliant art galleries and other exhibitions. …
3. Federation Square
3. Federation Square
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138 local reviews
Swanston St, Melbourne
+61 3 9655 1900
Lisa-Natalia
Lisa-Natalia
There's always free festivals and cultural events happening at Fed Square. Go online to see what's on. There's plenty of bars and restaurant…
Sandra & Andrew
Sandra & Andrew
Art gallery, community space, restaurants, tourism hub. From Tai Chi in the mornings through to gigs in the evenings, there is always somet…
Chris
Chris
There is so much to enjoy here; from cafes and restaurants, to brilliant art galleries and other exhibitions. Whilst you are there, wander a…
4. Abbotsford Convent
4. Abbotsford Convent
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56 local reviews
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
+61 3 9415 3600
Place of worshipPoint of interestEstablishment
Rebecca
Historical center and cultural hub situated in beautiful gardens and inner city farm with plenty of eateries, …
Sara
Abbotsford Convent Art District has it all. It is a historic site on the stunning Yarra River, with nature wal…
Lisa
Check out "what's on" - usually markets or other events. Good bars and cafes as well art galleries and lovely …
4. Abbotsford Convent
4. Abbotsford Convent
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56 local reviews
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
+61 3 9415 3600
Rebecca
Rebecca
Historical center and cultural hub situated in beautiful gardens and inner city farm with plenty of eateries, an art gallery, church and mar…
Sara
Sara
Abbotsford Convent Art District has it all. It is a historic site on the stunning Yarra River, with nature walks, and gorgeous open gardens…
Lisa
Lisa
Check out "what's on" - usually markets or other events. Good bars and cafes as well art galleries and lovely outdoor spots. Worth going for…
5. Gertrude Street
5. Gertrude Street
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35 local reviews
Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Route
Terry
Gertrude Street is a street in the inner northern suburb of Fitzroy, Melbourne. Cafes, bars, eateries, boutiqu…
Ramona
Cutting edge fashion (Edgeley), Vintage finds (Leonard Street), Antique curiosities (Tarlo & Graham), Handmade…
Nicola
Gertrude Street is full of must see cafes, bars, eateries, boutiques, antiques shops, bookshops, many social s…
5. Gertrude Street
5. Gertrude Street
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35 local reviews
Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Terry
Terry
Gertrude Street is a street in the inner northern suburb of Fitzroy, Melbourne. Cafes, bars, eateries, boutiques, antiques shops, bookshops …
Ramona
Ramona
Cutting edge fashion (Edgeley), Vintage finds (Leonard Street), Antique curiosities (Tarlo & Graham), Handmade local treats (Cottage Industr…
Nicola
Nicola
Gertrude Street is full of must see cafes, bars, eateries, boutiques, antiques shops, bookshops, many social services and a few art gallerie…
6. Arts Precinct/St Kilda Road
6. Arts Precinct/St Kilda Road
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75 local reviews
Arts Precinct/St Kilda Road, Southbank
Light rail stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Debbie
Art and music - theatres, symphony hall, art gallery, ballet etc. Bars and restaurant strip closely at Southba…
Isabelle
They are centrally located; Art Gallery, theatres, river, restaurants all next to Flinders Street Station
Jack
National Art Gallery, Opera House, Concert Hall, Theatres...
6. Arts Precinct/St Kilda Road
6. Arts Precinct/St Kilda Road
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75 local reviews
Arts Precinct/St Kilda Road, Southbank
Debbie
Debbie
Art and music - theatres, symphony hall, art gallery, ballet etc. Bars and restaurant strip closely at Southbank.
Isabelle
Isabelle
They are centrally located; Art Gallery, theatres, river, restaurants all next to Flinders Street Station
Jack
Jack
National Art Gallery, Opera House, Concert Hall, Theatres...
7. Burrinja Gallery
7. Burrinja Gallery
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11 local reviews
351 Glenfern Road, Upwey
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
(03) 9754 1177
Establishment
Kali
Art Gallery, theatre, cafe, resteaunt & music venue
Autumn
Art gallery, live music, theatre performances all rolled into one place. Worth a visit!
Troy
Burrinja is the local arts and cultural centre where there’s always something going on. From theatre to worksh…
7. Burrinja Gallery
7. Burrinja Gallery
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11 local reviews
351 Glenfern Road, Upwey
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
(03) 9754 1177
Kali
Kali
Art Gallery, theatre, cafe, resteaunt & music venue
Autumn
Autumn
Art gallery, live music, theatre performances all rolled into one place. Worth a visit!
Troy
Troy
Burrinja is the local arts and cultural centre where there’s always something going on. From theatre to workshops to exhibitions—check the p…
8. Southbank
8. Southbank
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37 local reviews
Southbank, Southbank
LocalityPolitical
Jayne
Relax in a waterside venue and watch the people passing by. Enjoy lunch, or some retail therapy at nearby Sout…
Isabella
Gorgeous. Have a walk, a bite to eat, go to the Art Gallery and Performing Arts Centre. Wander around to the R…
Osbert C H
Relaxe your day/night by enjoy sitting on the bank and watch this busy city goes by. You can join a river …
8. Southbank
8. Southbank
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37 local reviews
Southbank, Southbank
Jayne
Jayne
Relax in a waterside venue and watch the people passing by. Enjoy lunch, or some retail therapy at nearby Southgate , before heading to one …
Isabella
Isabella
Gorgeous. Have a walk, a bite to eat, go to the Art Gallery and Performing Arts Centre. Wander around to the River. Go to the pubs, see the …
Osbert C H
Osbert C H
Relaxe your day/night by enjoy sitting on the bank and watch this busy city goes by. You can join a river cruise here. This is where…
9. Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
9. Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
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19 local reviews
111 Sturt St, Southbank
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 3 9697 9999
Art galleryMuseumPoint of interest
Gerald
The Australian Centre For Contemporary Art is a contemporary art gallery in the Melbourne Arts Precinct, inner…
Zoe
Contemporary art gallery in a huge rusted-metal building
Jody
Contemporary art gallery. Exhibitions are a bit hit & miss. But it's free and small so it doesn't take very lo…
9. Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
9. Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
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19 local reviews
111 Sturt St, Southbank
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 3 9697 9999
Gerald
Gerald
The Australian Centre For Contemporary Art is a contemporary art gallery in the Melbourne Arts Precinct, inner suburb of Southbank.
Zoe
Zoe
Contemporary art gallery in a huge rusted-metal building
Jody
Jody
Contemporary art gallery. Exhibitions are a bit hit & miss. But it's free and small so it doesn't take very long!
10. Flinders Street Railway Station
10. Flinders Street Railway Station
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22 local reviews
Flinders St, Melbourne CBD
(03) 9610 7476
Train stationEstablishment
Yolanda
Federation Square is the main meeting place in Melbourne. In the building on the corner of Flinders St and Swa…
Angela
The art gallery at Federation Square contains the Australian collection and is well worth a visit.
Simon
Trams are Free in the City - 'check out the free tram zone'
10. Flinders Street Railway Station
10. Flinders Street Railway Station
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22 local reviews
Flinders St, Melbourne CBD
(03) 9610 7476
Yolanda
Yolanda
Federation Square is the main meeting place in Melbourne. In the building on the corner of Flinders St and Swanston St you will find Melbour…
Angela
Angela
The art gallery at Federation Square contains the Australian collection and is well worth a visit.
Simon
Simon
Trams are Free in the City - 'check out the free tram zone'
11. Linden-St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts
11. Linden-St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts
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7 local reviews
26 Acland Street, St Kilda
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
(03) 9209 6794
Art galleryStoreEstablishment
Paul
The closest art gallery and perfect for those days when is too hot to be outside. Check out their contemporary…
Rita
St Kilda's Contemporary Art Gallery
Ananda
A public contemporary art gallery located in a beautiful old mansion in the more historical end of Acland St. …
11. Linden-St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts
11. Linden-St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts
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7 local reviews
26 Acland Street, St Kilda
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
(03) 9209 6794
Paul
Paul
The closest art gallery and perfect for those days when is too hot to be outside. Check out their contemporary exhibits or annual postcard c…
Rita
Rita
St Kilda's Contemporary Art Gallery
Ananda
Ananda
A public contemporary art gallery located in a beautiful old mansion in the more historical end of Acland St. The Linden postcard exhibition…
12. Ian Potter Museum of Art
12. Ian Potter Museum of Art
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9 local reviews
Ian Potter Museum of Art, Parkville
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+61 3 8344 5148
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Rosemary
Contemporary art gallery including indigenous Australian art.
Eric
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is an art gallery that houses the Australian part of the art collection o…
Wei Na
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is an art gallery that houses the Australian part of the art collection o…
12. Ian Potter Museum of Art
12. Ian Potter Museum of Art
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9 local reviews
Ian Potter Museum of Art, Parkville
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+61 3 8344 5148
Rosemary
Rosemary
Contemporary art gallery including indigenous Australian art.
Eric
Eric
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is an art gallery that houses the Australian part of the art collection of the National Gallery of Vict…
Wei Na
Wei Na
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is an art gallery that houses the Australian part of the art collection of the National Gallery of Vict…