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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-307 7700
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand’s most compelling visual arts experience. Enter between majestic kauri (native tree) columns to explore four floors of exhibitions, seven centuries of art and one of Auckland’s most iconic buildings. Experience world-class touring exhibitions, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of traditional and contemporary international works and discover the largest permanent collection of New Zealand art right in the heart of Auckland city. The Gallery offers a lively calendar of talks, performances, film screenings and children's activities to complement its exhibition programme. Please visit our website to see what’s on. Tours in English 11.30am and 1.30pm daily. Tours in Mandarin 1.30pm Thu-Sun. (Adults $10. Children 12 and under free.) Open daily 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day) Free entry (charges may apply to special exhibitions).
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Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed strolling through the gallery one a rainy afternoon. We especially appreciated that it was free to visit, since we weren't sure how long we would last given the jet lag we were suffering from. It turned out to be a great place...More

Thank nachty
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a fantastic gallery. I took one of the free volunteer guided tours and the guide was wonderful - she was friendly and informative, and provided some excellent context and personal insights about a selection of the works and the architecture. The collection is...More

Thank Flora W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The show we wished to see had ended the day before. The gift shop was very limited. Altogether a disappointment.

Thank atwellsue8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While my wife looked at a special paid event my daughter and I joined in a free kids program. Plenty of local and international art on display and all housed in a fantastic building blending modern and early 20th century architecture. Nice cafe, good gift...More

Thank 715jonnyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like art and a variety of displays this is a must do - parking can be a bit of a challenge and the Victoria Street Car Park is probably as good a choice as any.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The artwork had a wide range of styles and there was an interactive piece in one where a woman with a beautiful operatic voice sang as part of the artist's display...Beautiful both visually and auditorially (if that's a word...by ear anyway).

Thank Tucs0nSusan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An international quality piece of design creating a wonderful envelope for an eclectic collection. Great museum shop & cafe all set on the edge of Albert park in the centre of the city

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful space I come back to every time I'm in Auckland. This time I took a free guided tour, after attending the excellent "Body Laid Bare" exhibition. The guide was informative, interesting to listen to and was clearly knowledgeable and passionate about art history...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Ive never seen an art museum go into so much detail with their piece descriptions. I wish the MET in NY was more detailed, I learned a lot about the history of art in New Zealand and the Maori people. Had a fantastic time!

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The Auckland Art Gallery is an amazing building and is worth the visit just to see the building! It is also free to visit except for any special exhibits. It provided an interesting view of NZ art, and the Maori portraiture was amazing.

Thank Paula C
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Maria F
Does this museum focus on modern art or does it have a wider collection? I can't tell from the photos available
20 March 2017|
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Response from Katralee | Reviewed this property |
There is a gallery of older style paintings that you see in English art galleries but generally focuses on modern and Maori art
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Maria F
Does this museum focus on modern art or does it have a wider collection? I can't tell from the photos available
20 March 2017|
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Response from VikramWKarve | Reviewed this property |
The museum has a wider collection - many rare "historical/heritage" works of art pertaining to New Zealand
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