Art Gallery NSW

The Art Gallery of NSW offer an extensive range of free activities for children from tots to teenagers.

The Art Gallery of NSW is one of Australia’s leading art museums. Located within beautiful parklands overlooking Sydney Harbour the Gallery hosts an impressive collection of Australian, Aboriginal, European, Asian and contemporary art.

It is very family friendly, with specific family and kids workshops. Make a day of it and enjoy the surrounding Royal Botanical Gardens and the amazing walks around the harbour.

They also offer workshops during the holidays for various ages and monthly tours for tots – both extremely popular so book in advance (charges apply).

Children’s trails are designed to engage young children aged 6-12 with selected objects and images in the Gallery and our exhibitions. ;You can download these or pick up a copies at the Gallery’s information desk.

They have FREE kids 'Drop in & Make' workshops and a FREE Gallery Kids Sunday performance once a month.


The cafe on lower level 1 offers a casual dining experience in a relaxed environment. Enjoy great coffee, freshly prepared light snacks and sandwiches, salads and a variety of baked goods. There is a kids lunch option - $15

CHISWICK at the Gallery is a superb casual dining venue, this contemporary dining room on the Gallery’s ground level features a casual bar area with a large communal table and views overlooking Woolloomooloo and Sydney Harbour.


SYDNEY EXPLORER BUS: Stop 12, Macquarie St, opp Hunter St

BUS 441: departs York Street side of Queen Victoria Building on the hour and every 20 minutes during the week and every 30 minutes on weekends and public holidays, and drops off right outside the Gallery.

TRAIN: St James and Martin Place stations are both about 10 minutes walk.

PARKING: several near the Gallery, including the Domain Car Park which offers $6 off casual parking after the first hour Monday to Friday if your parking ticket is stamped at the Gallery’s information desk (offer subject to the terms and conditions displayed in the car park, not valid on special event days, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer).

For more places to visit and eat out check out our "Visiting The Rocks with Kids' Guide click here!

Art Gallery New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney, NSW
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This is a parents room with baby changing and feeding facilities on lower level 1, near the cafe and lifts.
There are also baby change tables in the male and female toilets on lower level 1, near the Centenary Auditorium.
Prams and strollers are permitted inside the Gallery.
Age Group
All Ages
Admission to the Gallery is free, and so are the permanent galleries and most exhibitions and events.
Admission fees apply to some major temporary exhibitions and some kids workshops.
For paying exhibitions, children under five are admitted free and there are family discounts to our ticketed major exhibitions
Location and Details
Art Gallery New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney, NSW
Open daily 10am until 5pm
02 9225 1700