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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

| Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley St, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-307 7700
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Really not worth the fee or the time!

I’m very interested in art so it seemed like the ideal place to spend an afternoon during my short... read more

Reviewed today
Susie A
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London, United Kingdom
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A superb art gallery with a really good cafe run by a top local chef.

The gallery is free to New Zealanders and this Auckland City Council - the funding agency's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael W
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Portland, Oregon
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki 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. Join a free Gallery tour in English 11.30am and 1.30pm daily, or a free tour in Mandarin 1.30pm Thu-Sun. Open daily 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day).
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley St, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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+64 9-307 7700
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Reviewed today via mobile

I’m very interested in art so it seemed like the ideal place to spend an afternoon during my short stay in Auckland....I wish I hadn’t bothered. As international visitors, my sister and I had to pay $20 each to go in. I’ve lived in London...More

Thank Susie A
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Reviewed yesterday

The gallery is free to New Zealanders and this Auckland City Council - the funding agency's - policy really encourages families to patronize this astounding and well-curated collection of art. It is a very child friendly environment, too. Overseas visitors pay for entry and are...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

well, it's still informative: what people were thinking when they came to NZ, what kind of art they brought with themselves, how they portrayed what they saw. but i expected a bigger exposition

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited this beautiful building with my friend and baby today. After visiting the front desk to get our wrist bands, we were immediately accosted by the myriad of staff to tell us to get a ticket. My friend was carrying a nappy backpack and after...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the gallery and loved everything!The classical collection was just stunning.There is a cafe inside which is a welcome escape from a cold winters day. Well worth the time if you love art.

Thank Bernie R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This art gallery was one of the highlights of my trip to Auckland. I was particularly impressed by it's layout and by the Maori portraits it displayed. The exhibition was nicely laid out. Toilets were impeccable. Staff were friendly. And a good place to get...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gallery is so central so there's no excuse to go. I came here primarily for the 'Manifesto' exhibition - which I really enjoyed - and caught a glimpse of the amazing card boxes structures also on display - made by visitors and curated by...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely curated art museum. Some international representation, but the emphasis is on New Zealand artists, including an excellent collection of both classic and contemporary Maori art. Really worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing guided tour of the museum,. which I highly recommend doing because there are so many architectural features of the museum building itself that you might never recognize on your own ... and highlights of the collection are explained in detail as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Auckland Art gallery located in Auckland CBD. Currently there are a lot of exhibitions happening in the art gallery, such as the Maori portraits and Other People Think.

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Maria F
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Katralee | Reviewed this property |
There is a gallery of older style paintings that you see in English art galleries but generally focuses on modern and Maori art
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Maria F
March 20, 2017|
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Response from VikramWKarve | Reviewed this property |
The museum has a wider collection - many rare "historical/heritage" works of art pertaining to New Zealand
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