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“Would have preferred an audio tour” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

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
Type: Art Museums
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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).
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Would have preferred an audio tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

There are many beautiful artworks on display here however, I enjoy an audio tour with headset like you get from the NSW or VIC art galleries in Australia. I tend to get swept up with the artworks and commentary about the history of the artworks more. The art gallery does have two guided tours a day but we visited after these scheduled sessions.

Visited December 2013
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“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I had some time to spare in Auckland so I thought I'd visit. My expectations weren't high, but I was enchanted by the space and the galleries are interesting and accessible. The guided tour was brilliant as well. Well worth a stop!

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New York City, New York
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“A wonderful collection of Art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This small art museum is worth a visit while in Auckland, The Maori section was particularly interesting and provided a brief history of the British and Maori interaction.

Visited December 2013
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“Pleasantly surprised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by this gallery. I loved the huge flower suspended from the ceiling near the cafe. Good cafe too.

Visited November 2013
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“Modern”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The building is great, lots of light and space. Close to the centre. Art was mixed with modern, Victorian etc. staff friendly.

Visited December 2013
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