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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-307 7700
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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).
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Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-307 7700
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited with a young child, There is currently a room on the first floor where little ones can draw and a variety of sizes can dress up and/or interact with exhiibits which was much appreciated. As to the rest, we enjoyed the cafe and...More

Thank DataCollector
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were very helpful from the very begining. Art gallery was well organized, it was easy to find everything and I really enjoyed my visit there. Super nice place to go explore alone too, like I did. I highly recommend!

Thank susanjusan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked the free admission -- special exhibit will cost extra but we skipped it. First floor had some experimental art on our visit, which varied in quality. Top floor was better, showing European art influencing Kiwi artists. They even have a Picasso and a...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so in awe when I arrived to the Gallery, and the staff at the front desk was so helpful in sharing the outlay of Gallery. She explained to me how to find the art that I wanted so much to see in the...More

Thank travelsalot1995
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visiting this top class facility. Always something to view that opens other worlds. Today it was the Corsini collection, varied and fascinating allowing one to follow the lives of this prominent Italian family across the centuries. Tapestries, paintings, sculptures, costumes and furniture are...More

Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old and the new buildings have been superbly fused and merge beautifully with the park. My own highlight is the Maori portraits but there are many fascinating and interesting exhibits.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Art Museum is a lovely building which has been expanded in a very attractive way. It has a collection of small works from many past and present artists. The New Zealand collection was very interesting, especially Maori works and portraits of the Maoris by...More

Thank wendyb11934
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An attractive building, centrally located, with an excellent bookshop and facilities, and somehow there always seems to be something by way of an activity for young children, especially during school holidays. This month we went for the Corsini exhibition which was moderately priced, an interesting...More

Thank LandC46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Art Gallery located in Kitchener Street next to Albert Park. I love ❤️ walking around art galleries especially in major cities. I found the Auckland Toi o Tamaki to be very interesting & the building impressive. The Corsini private Collection from Florence was fascinating...More

Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this building—the beautiful old part with its white wrought iron detailing and graceful arches paired with the sleek contemporary addition with its clean use of glass and lots of light! We viewed the portraits of Maori chieftains, all by Charles F. Goldie, appropriately...More

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Maria F
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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
Maria F
20 March 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