We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

City Gallery Wellington

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 101 Wakefield St | Civic Square, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 4 801 3021
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This gallery is home to New Zealands best collection in contemporary...
This gallery is home to New Zealands best collection in contemporary visual arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, moving image, architecture, industrial and graphic design.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 44 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Always a treasure to be found.

This is one of my favourite places in all of Wellington and I highly recommend it to locals and travellers alike as it always has art surprises and you cannot come out without... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Jussie11
,
NZ
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A must see attraction in Wellington that is free of charge and very worthwhile. Thanks for your hospitality

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
1,625 reviews
1,372 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,017 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is an ok gallery with a few exhibits. While the gallery lacks any "WOW!" factor, and is certainly not an impressive gallery for the town hall of a capital city, it's still ok for a 30-60 minutes visit. Just don't expect too much. Photography is allowed only in several galleries.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Often pop in whilst in Wellington but this time really wasn't my cup of tea. The sound of screaming kids could be heard from everywhere . will try again another day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
NZ
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is one of my favourite places in all of Wellington and I highly recommend it to locals and travellers alike as it always has art surprises and you cannot come out without falling in love with something that you didn't even know existed! It's free (but come on, make a wee donation), its spacious, it's not crowded, its brilliantly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plymouth England
Level Contributor
45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

To be frank I just didn't get it! Alternative art and not much of it. However there was an area upstairs where children enjoyed building with white Lego bricks (they were supposed to be budding architects). This was available as it was half term so well done for involving children. If you visit make it a small part of your... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warkworth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Well placed for a quick visit. The cafe looked popular. Modern art is not really our interest but the exhibits were well spaced and nicely presented.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Candice Breitz exhibition was really really good, also gang photos but can't remember the artist, possibly depends on who is exhibiting as to wether you like this but worth a look as it is free and in the civic centre, I went back more than once.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We took the train from Auckland to Wellington, and spent three days in this wonderful neighborhood. We had the luck to see Yvonne Todd 'Creamy Psychology Exhibit. We ate lunch in The City Gallery Cafe, delightful. The outside Garden if a wonderful people space for sitting, reading, or just people watching. Beautiful 'People Space.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The ladies at the front desk were lovely and helpful. I adored the Candice Breitz exhibition, the Mongrel Mob portraits were lovely. A compact and friendly gallery.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This gallery never disappoints...the exhibitions are always thought provoking and interesting....the café is great too. Be warned though time gets eaten up in here - I just got lost in the exhibition!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed City Gallery Wellington also viewed

Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 
Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 

Been to City Gallery Wellington? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from City Gallery Wellington staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?