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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland, New Zealand
64 9 307 7700
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Ranked #8 of 88 Attractions in Auckland
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand’s most compelling...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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. Open daily 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day) Free entry (charges may apply to special exhibitions).
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Free entry, and you can join free tour where the knowledgable volunteer feed you with tons of information. If you are not an arts lover, this place may not be a good choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The cafe provided fresh and delicious meals. The building is modern and fresh. The attractions were well presented and interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The free exhibits here change regularly so there is always something to see, but on this occasion we came to see the superb visiting international contemporary art exhibit, Light Show ( from the Heyward Gallery ),a look at the variety of ways artists around the world have worked with light from the 60's through to today, across two floors of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

They have some great exhibits and it is an interesting place just to visit,there is a really nice cafe there as well, we spent a good couple of hours there and never saw everything

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Not quite the TATE but worth a visit. Modern, clean and some great exhibitions. Well worth Sunday visit with the kids to broaden their horizons. Good place to rave to the kids about my years doing Art history and seeing some amazing masterpieces in my time..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place is nice and enjoyable for the whole family. Beautiful building, impressive arts, friendly staffs and kids could have a great fun.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I love art and am an eager visitor of art galleries and must say I really fell n love at first sight with this art gallery. It is not big but the size does not matter. The art works are really unique and display talented artists of which I never heard any of them. So I got to discover new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was the best Musuem of our 3 week trip. Admission is complementary and we were very impressed with the beautiful building and the impressive art. There was a special exhibit called the Light Show that we debated about paying the fee for and I am SO GLAD we did. The ehhibit was fabulous!!! Really worth it and something we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We spent 3 hours without noticing, with kids 9 and 14. Loved it, particularly the light show but also ancient paintings of Maori, Beautiful building, delicious cafeteria, nice walk to it from CBD through Albert Park. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Skinny: Parking: metered street Hours: 10am-5pm Entry: free Light Show: $15 pp Time: 2 hours There are 4 levels to this museum and it's very easy to navigate. If you don't like the stairs there is an elevator available. There is a cafe on the third level with a balcony overlooking the street. There are all kinds of art... More 

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