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New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Great place and free entry

Fabulous gallery and free entry. Good location near CBD, Waterfront and other galleries and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ergiro S
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A small gallery but worth a visit

This gallery in the wharf area is small but has a number of fascinating portraits. It gives some... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Redcliffe, Australia
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The New Zealand Portrait Gallery gives us perspectives on ourselves and our place in the world. It is home to a growing collection of portraits. Our exhibitions include painting, sculpture, caricature, photography and new media. These portraits of...more
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11 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-472 2298
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic exhibition of John Walsh paintings. What an incredibly talented man. I found his work awe inspiring, and the fact that he was such a talented painter at such a young age.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous gallery and free entry. Good location near CBD, Waterfront and other galleries and museums. Closes early so dont miss out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ergiro S
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This gallery in the wharf area is small but has a number of fascinating portraits. It gives some idea of the history of the early people in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Schlepper1939
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We didn't know what to expect but found it to be an interesting 30 minuet distraction as we wandered around the water front. And it was free!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hardworkingteacher
Reviewed September 8, 2018

... which was portraits of well-known New Zealanders. The focus (in my visit) seemed to be on Katherine Mansfield. The gallery is free, small and easily seen in less than an hour. Its near the City Gallery and Central Library. I really liked the metal...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Went out of our way to visit. Website looked great and reflected that it was open. Trudged across Wellington and went in. Staff just looked down, no hello, no anything. Eventually confronted by yellow crime scene tape. Woke the front desk person up to enquire...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank WayneG273
Reviewed June 14, 2018

This was the second time I have visited the gallery in as many years and the place was still under construction and therefore couldn't offer much in the way of art. They did have a small collection of photography on display though - most of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TeamIan
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Came across the gallery while walking around the wharf and harbour areas. Entry is free but the paintings were well spread out in the single storey building and to be honest we were not impressed with many of them. Spent about 20 minutes looking round.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Popped into this free gallery (donations appreciated) to see what it had to offer. We were impressed with the amazing artwork in this simply set up space. There is a small gift shop and clean washrooms. The location, in the dock area in and old...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank laraluvsU2
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

.....if you are interested in modern art. The Gallery is predominately populated with entries for the Nation’s portrait prize. There are some interesting pieces amongst the entrants. Entry is free. The space inside is barn like. Part of a nice stroll along the waterfront.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 751stephenj
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