The National Gallery of Victoria is also commonly known by its acronym NGV. It is one of the oldest and largest public art gallery in Australia. Since December 2003, NGV has operated across two sites – NGV International on St Kilda Road, and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square. Both of these sites are easy walking distance from the Royal Botanic Garden.
The photos above are those of the NGV International. For details about the NGV history, collections and even about a Picasso theft, click here.
places to eat at the NGV International.
Don't get me wrong, all the exhibits ....over 65,000 artworks, Western and Eastern collections, ranging from paintings, antiquities, sculptures to photography, multimedia and decorative arts are worth the time to explore the NGV. All these are open to the public for FREE. The touring exhibitions however do require entry tickets.
However, after the "energetic" morning walk through the Royal Botanic Garden, I thought it is about time for some brunch (breakfast and lunch together), so that is how we come to know about The Tea Room, located on Level 1, overlooking The NGV Shop.
As advertised, The Tea Room offers a modern interpretation of a timeless tradition, the Afternoon Tea. Said to be first introduced by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, it was later made popular by Queen Victoria.