Art Gallery of New South Wales
Explore the Art Gallery of New South Wales and discover a treasure-trove of artistic and culinary excellence framed by magnificent views of Sydney Harbour.
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.
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.
Access for all
The Gallery offers a range of facilities and services for people with disabilities. For detailed information go to the Access Guide.
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.
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.
- A variety of access programs for children with disabilities. Most of these programs are offered free of charge.
- The Chiswick at the Gallery is licensed, with magnificent views over Woolloomooloo Bay.
- Gallery Café is a deli-counter café, also open Wednesday evenings.
How to get there
Visitors can reach the Gallery by bus (Bus 441: departs from the York Street side of Queen Victoria Building and drops off near the Gallery.) or by train. The nearest station is St James Station.
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.
Interactive map: http://maps.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/accessibility-map/
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