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“World Class Art Museum”

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
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$27.98*
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Auckland City Highlights Walking Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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. Tours in English 11.30am and 1.30pm daily. Tours in Mandarin 1.30pm Thu-Sun. (Adults $10. Children 12 and under free.) Open daily 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day) Free entry (charges may apply to special exhibitions).
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Discovered by surprise on an early morning walk, we were amazed that this free museum offered such an extensive array of contemporary art, including emerging New Zealand artists. In a striking contemporary structure, which incorporates an older historical building with aboriginal art displays, there are multiple levels of brightly lit, beautifully designed gallery spaces. You can enter at street level and exit at the back into the large and well maintained public park, near the university area. Highly recommend this if you have an hour or so to wander the galleries. Great museum store and cafe, as well.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

I went to Auckland Art Gallery on a cloudy day. The building is very impressive and beautiful. Staff were helpful and convinced me to check the 'Who Shot Rock&Roll' exhibit. I loved it! It was, by far, my favorite art gallery in Auckland.
If they have a cool expo along with the usual stuff, it's even better!

Thank giulistuber
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We weren't sure we were up to browsing a museum after a long international journey - so glad we made it into this gallery. A nice mix of historical and contemporary art, in a very pleasant space. The Maori portrait gallery is a must see, as it captures a difficult moment in time. Some whimsical modern art, lots of natural light, and a nice gift shop helped make this a worthwhile stop. No fee for visiting the permanent exhibition.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Since being refurbished the Auckland City Art Gallery is one of the must visit places in Auckland. The exhibitions change regularly, good collection of NZ Art and a wide range of other art

Thank DayalSPA
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Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

I only had a short visit to see to Maori portrait gallery which was really good to see the old portraits and landscapes from the 1800s.
Also went to upper level to the benefactors gallery which has an interesting and eclectic selection of modern NZ artists. Nice cafes too.

Thank SydneyJo_Anne
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