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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

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Address: Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 9 307 7700
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand’s most compelling visual...

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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very nice place to visit in Auckland

The gallery has a very nice building and they have done an excellent job and how they present their fine collection of art. Its also small enough such that you can enjoy it in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Scarborough, New York

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Scarborough, New York
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The gallery has a very nice building and they have done an excellent job and how they present their fine collection of art. Its also small enough such that you can enjoy it in a relatively short visit. We were also pleased to find out that there is no required admission fee and enjoyed the local New Zealand art.

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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every time I'm in Auckland I visit the Auckland Art Gallery. New exhibitions are regularly installed and their fine collection of historic NZ art can always be viewed. Go for the building alone, there's also a great little cafe and gift store.

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Thank Modish86
New Zealand
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you're not one normally inclined to visit art galleries this is worth a look for the architecture alone! The entrance is amazing, and the views and vistas you get to the park behind the gallery is lovely. The gallery like the art inside it houses is made up of the original historic building, and a new contemporary addition,... More 

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Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The art gallery underwent renovations a few years ago and is a completely different place. I love that they made it free, and it feels much more welcome now. By making it free, everyone can join in and become interested in and exposed to art, instead of limiting it to people who only may have art backgrounds/interests. The new architecture... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Auckland Art Gallery is a free-to-visit gallery in central Auckland. Having not had a great deal of knowledge about New Zealand art prior to my visit, I felt I left the gallery with a decent understanding of the major holdings of NZ contemporary and historic art. I particularly enjoyed the 'Whano Kē: Change and Constancy in Māori Art Today' and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and the significant other went there to look at the pieces and I must say, as a person who isn't always into the art scene this gallery had enough to keep me engaged for the most part of our visit.

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Coburg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I fell in love with the Auckland Art Gallery. The moment I saw a man smoking something on the steps leading in, I knew I had found a place that would accept all of us who care about the Diggers and Individuality. I loved the friendly staff and all the beautiful peaces of beautiful art. A place that should rightfully... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the Art Gallery building but found some of the art a little disappointing. Worth a visit especially during a rain storm.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With permanent & changing exhibitions this is an ongoing visual feast. I've been going since my parents took me 50 years ago & still I'm enthralled & inspired.

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Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to see the Gallery itself, as well as the exhibitions. A great light airy cafe serving fresh breakfasts with a smile. The permanent exhibitions - and some of the special ones - are free. This is how art should be displayed with light and life and vitality.

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