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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 #7 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Always great collections happening here, such a great place to visit. Staff are always informative and helpful. Definitely recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Due to blustery, rainy weather we stopped at the Auckland Art Gallery. They have an interesting mix of local and international art pieces on display. It made for a good way to spend an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

It was raining and what a great find. Stunning old heritage building housing art from contemporary, to modern to Victorian. A great way to spend a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

Free entry into this beautiful gallery, so peaceful and relaxing. I spent so much time here admiring all the works of art! I visited here on my first day in Auckland , in New Zealand in fact and was extremely jet lagged however this was the perfect place to visit to wind down. Highly recommend to anyone, even if you're... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I spent so much time in this lovely place on my all too short visit that i left myself too little time to see much else!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Finishes in July, if you are an art lover, go! Exhibition of art from indigenous Australia. A very powerful moving show.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We're really not gallery lovers, but with a day to kill in Auckland we decided to pop into the Art Gallery and were pleasantly surprised. There's a wide range of art from the very traditional to the confrontingly modern. The building itself is actually quite interesting, though it's a real rabbit-warren - get the free map on entry! Oh, hidden... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

interesting mix of old and new paintings, with lots of interesting info, well set out and friendly staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Plenty of NZ art and culture to review here both traditional and modern. A lot of talented new artist work on display. Building partly historic with modern twists. Really enjoyed the exhibits and the staff were into the place too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you love architecture you HAVE to vist the Toi o Tamaki. They did a fantastic job crossing the old, heritage part with a beautiful, elegant contenporary one. Stylised references to trees and maori culture, plenty of light and transparency, and very enjoyable spaces inside. The new and old parts mix effertlessly, taste and measure everywhere. It fully deserves the... More

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