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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 106 Attractions in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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). « less
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The gallery had some precious paintings , really magnificent , some great work from new zealand artists , and maori displays .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A lovely art gallery, I came here on a Saturday morning and it wasn't too crowded, it's a nice space to escape for a few hours. I love the Maori portraits and the detail in the art work is amazing, it felt like I was looking at a photo. It has a mix of contemporary and traditional art works and... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For some reason this gallery isn't as well promoted as the museum, but the new space is spectacular and the exhibits were truly wonderful. Do not miss this one!

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visiting this art gallery takes up almost half of the day especially if you love art. The gallery has a wide range of art from the Renaissance to modern art, excellent for those who are novice or expert in art.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a must see in Auckland. Fantastic new building, built in consideration of the lovely park behind it.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Some places must feel they have to have an art gallery in order to qualify as a city. Perhaps this explains the disappointment I felt visiting the Auckland Art Gallery Apart from one short corridor of lovely Japanese woodcuts, some Maori art and portraits, the rest is quite mediocre. The whole ground floor is given over to New Zealand modern... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I'm not an art person but in order to kill time, i came visit at 10AM before a hiking trip. Located along Wellesley street, just 2 blocks from the Civic, very easy to locate, and the best part of this gallary is, it's FREE. The best part of the gallary, and I spent almost 45 minutes walking around, is the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A striking building, the gallery houses some incredible pieces of art that really bring a different depth to understanding New Zealand history and culture. Free entry, a great spot to visit.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went in the school holidays. The kids played bingo were they had to find pieces of art work in the gallery. The staff were very helpful and encouraging and told us to visit the outdoor play area upstairs which was cool. Then the kids made masks to colour in and take home. Excellent coffee in the café. My advice...... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We were walking through Auckland looking for something to do and spied a building with interesting architecture. On further investigation we realised that it was the Art Gallery. Free entry. Great variety of art on display and even if you are not a big follower of art you will find lots of variety and interesting art. The gift shop is... More

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