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Inside the Margaret Olley Art Centre, which celebrates the career, life and legacy of its namesake, Margaret Olley - Australia's most celebrated painter of still life and interiors.
Inside the Margaret Olley Art Centre, which celebrates the career, life and legacy of its namesake, Margaret Olley - Australia's most celebrated painter of still life and interiors.


Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (TRG&MOAC) has been listed among the top one per cent of attractions in the world by global travel site, TripAdvisor.


TRGMOAC was recently named the fourth best museum in TripAdvisor's 2015 Travellers' Choice 'Top 10 Museums - Australia', and was listed as number eight in the 'Top 25 Museums - South Pacific' list.

Trip Advisor is the world's largest travel site with traveller reviews and opinions covering 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions in 45 countries.

Gallery Director Susi Muddiman OAM said it was a great achievement for the Tweed, Council and the town of Murwillumbah, especially as the positive comments from Gallery visitors were unsolicited.

"Clearly, the Gallery is attracting fantastic numbers of visitors to the region who in turn drive economic development and cultural tourism," Ms Muddiman said.

"I am so pleased that our visitors, especially interstate ones, regard the Gallery and our programs so highly; to be listed in the top five museum destinations in the country, and in the company of such wonderful facilities, is excellent news for us.

"I am thrilled and it means a lot to the Gallery staff and our hardworking volunteers, Friends and Foundation members, all of whom contribute so much to our success."

The top three on TripAdvisor's 2015 Travellers' Choice 'Top 10 Museums - Australia' list were National Gallery of Victoria, MONA and Australian Age of Dinosaurs in Winton.

Others in the top 10 included Melbourne Museum (five), Art Gallery of New South Wales (six), National Anzac Centre (seven), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (eight), National Vietnam Veterans Museum (nine) and Defence of Darwin Experience (10).

Others included in the 2015 Travellers' Choice 'Top 10 Museums - South Pacific' were the Museum of New Zealand (one), World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars Museum (four), Auckland Museum (nine), Gallery of Modern Art (19), Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum (20), Questacon (21) and Temora Aviation Museum (23).

To see the full lists on TripAdvisor, visit http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice-Museums-g8#8 or http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice-Museums-g255055#4