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Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is a grand sandstone building with a portico and fluted columns - the main entrance has several steps and a handrail

Why go there

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of Australia's foremost cultural institutions. It holds significant collections of Australian, European and Asian art and presents nearly forty exhibitions annually.

Make a day of your visit and grab a bite to eat at the Gallery Café, or relax with a glass of red and a leisurely lunch at the Art Gallery Restaurant which has panoramic views over Woolloomooloo Bay.

Whatever your age or artistic bent, the Gallery has an inspiring program of exhibitions to suit all tastes.

Don't miss

  • Art After Hours events on Wednesday evenings, some of which are Auslan-interpreted.
  • In Touch, guided sensory tours of sculptures and objects explored through touch. Specifically designed for the vision-impaired.
  • Gallery Kids, a fun performance for children and adults at 2.30pm on Sundays: Auslan-interpreted last Sunday of each month (except December).

Hand touching a statue's face

Access for all

Access Summary

Mobility accessBlindness and low vision accessHearing augmentationSign language interpretationTTY

The Gallery offers a range of facilities and services for people with disabilities. For detailed information go to the Access Guide.

Getting around

Mobility accessBlindness and low vision access

The front entry of the Gallery has a flight of steps. Wheelchair access is at the rear of the Gallery via the service road off Art Gallery Road. Lift access is provided to all exhibition spaces and there are also accessible toilets.

Tours and programs

Blindness and low vision accessHearing augmentationSign language interpretation

Many tours and programs have facilities catering for people with disabilities. These include:

  • An audio-induction loop for lectures and films held in the Domain Theatre and Centenary Auditorium.
  • A portable FM-transmitter system for guided tours, on request.
  • Free Auslan-interpreted tours on the last Sunday of each month (except December) which cater for all visitors and explore the Gallery in an engaging, informative and fun way.
  • A variety of access programs for children with disabilities. Most of these programs are offered free of charge.

Auslan interpreter translating a guided tour at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Eating out

  • The Art Gallery Restaurant is licensed, with disabled access, an accessible toilet, and magnificent views over Woolloomooloo Bay.
  • Gallery Café is a licensed, deli-counter café, also open Wednesday evenings.

How to get there

Public transport

Visitors can reach the Gallery by bus (including the Sydney Explorer, bus stop #6) or by train. The nearest station is St James Station, but there is no lift access to the platforms. The nearest wheelchair accessible station is Circular Quay.

Parking

Four signed, accessible parking spaces are located at the front of the Gallery. There are also two dedicated parking bays at the rear of the Gallery via the service road off Art Gallery Road. Visitors access this entry by driving to the intercom where security will operate the boom gate.

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The Art Gallery of New South Wales is a grand sandstone building with a portico and fluted columns - the main entrance has several steps and a handrail

Access Summary

Mobility accessBlindness and low vision accessHearing augmentationSign language interpretationTTY

Contact Details

Address:
Art Gallery Road
The Domain
Sydney NSW 2000

Free call: 1800-NSW-ART
(1800-679-278)

Information desk: +61 2 9225 1744

What's On: +61 2 9225 1790 (recorded message)

TTY: + 61 2 9225 1808

Email:
artmail@ag.nsw.gov.au

Website:
Art Gallery of NSW
(www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au)

Opening hours

10am to 5pm daily except Good Friday and Christmas Day. Open until 9pm Wednesdays.

Price

Free - charges apply for special exhibitions.

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