When it comes to finding a great deal, the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW) is one of the top spots to hit in Sydney. Everything from the permanent galleries and celebrity talks to live performances and Wednesday night films are free to the public.
Since 1871 this international destination, complete with grand courts, light-filled halls and stunning harbor views, has been showcasing one of the most diverse collections of artwork in the country. Travelers may have to pay an additional fee for temporary exhibits, but the permanent collection at the Art Gallery of NSW is large enough that visitors can while away a day soaking up Sydney culture.
The Art Gallery is located on Art Gallery Road just off the Cahill Expressway near the Royal Botanic Gardens and down the street from St. Mary’s Cathedral. The gallery is accessible by public transportation using the 441 bus or the train, which stops at nearby St. James or Martin Place. It is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.