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TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

72 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland 1345, New Zealand
09 639 2010
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Ranked #45 of 106 attractions in Auckland
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 14, 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A lovely place with a welcoming atmosphere - the parkland is stunning, and it is surprisingy little-known by most Aucklanders. The comparison with Osborne House in the UK is a little fanciful, but in its own terms it is a real treat. Foremost in any visit will be the superb café, which has quality written through all its choices. With... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Very pleasant place to spend a few hours eating & then viewing art while enjoying beautiful views or a stroll in the grounds enjoying the views.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Have visited the beautiful grounds and art centre several times and it is a great place to visit. The displays change often. We saw an amazing sculpture display by Terry Stringer and just recently the Wallace art awards. A wonderful display of high quality art all very different. Cafe is great and there is free parking. Entry by donation/Koha.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Go for lunch, sit in the gardens, wander the gallery then the park - calm and tranquil, interesting and stimulating. Worth a visit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Definitely worth a look. Nice grounds to walk around, great range of local high quality Art to view. Cafe nice to. Check buses carefully for timetable.

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Northland, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Have visited the Arts Centre a number of times as the regular changes of exhibitions means there is always something new to see. The other thing that makes it different is that it is mainly one man's collection of what he likes and doesn't like and can be very eclectic. This means it doesn't have the same atmosphere as a... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Awesome art no charge entry stunning setting 10/10 and good food making it an experance to remember a stunning historic house filled with art and changing exhibits

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Great, but only if you 'get' Modern stuff... Beautifully restored House..

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

The teller gave me good deal when i changed my USD to NZD. And staffs are accommodating! Salute to the teller who knows my language!

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Auckland
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

James Wallace has been a collector of New Zealand art for many decades, and many of the pieces in his collection are on show here. I found about half of them gave me active pleasure--which for contemporary art is a very high hit rate. It's very much the product of a personal taste, sometimes a touch quirky, and often fun.... More

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