The Domain is a large grassy area set aside for public recreation by founding New South Wales Governor Arthur Phillip in 1788. The Domain, separated from the Royal Botanic Gardens by Cahill Expressway, was also the site of Australia's first farm.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales houses extensive art collections including Australian art from the colonial period, Asian and European art, and an extensive Aboriginal collection in the Yiribana Gallery.
The Art Gallery is normally open from 9am to 5pm daily. Entry and scheduled tours are free to the public. Visiting exhibitions usually charge an entry fee.