The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV Melbourne) is split across two sites, NGV International on St Kilda Road, and NGV Australia in Federation Square.
The Great Hall
The Great Hall is the heart of the NGV and is famous for its stunning stained glass ceiling by Leonard French. Its open to the public and free of charge to enter. If you’re visiting the hall, make sure you pop out the back to the garden and grab a bit to eat from Garden Restaurant.
Federation Court with its huge glass ceiling is the main lobby of NGV International, and plays host to range of temporary sculptures and exhibitions.
Australian Art Collection
The NGV Australia at Fed Square has over 70,000 pieces of art from the art of ancient civilisations right up to contemporary art, reflecting a multitude of different disciplines, periods, styles and inspirations.
NGV constantly has visiting exhibitions of artwork loaned to the gallery. Click here to see what’s currently on.
The Tea Room
The Tea Room, located on Level 1 at NGV International, offers a modern interpretation of a timeless tradition. Macarons, éclairs, cakes and savouries, all handmade by a team of pastry chefs. Open daily from 10am til 5pm.
National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
NGV Australia, Ian Potter Centre, Federation Square, Melbourne
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