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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, 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 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-307 7700
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Reviewed yesterday

Our second day in Auckland and we visited the Art Gallery. This was a surprise for me as the building is a mix of an old galleried hall with a contemporary extension. A wonderful mix and a great extension. I must be honest looking back...More

Thank artangelDevon
Reviewed 2 days ago

The entrance is very grand. We were met by a staff member as we entered who informed us of the various exhibits and gave us a map. There is no fee to enter but there is a donation box (and no pressure to donate). There...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Intriguing art gallery, with incredibly helpful and knowledgeable docents. So happy I visited! It is a must see with lots of New Zealand artist and is easily accessible from Queen street.

Thank kaysemega
Reviewed 3 days ago

Heaps of contemporary artworks and classical waorks from a range of artist. Great place to visit for some creative thinking. Great for family visits.

Thank CikguElsie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I asked some art-related things to curators. They were so friendly and professional. I could obtain useful academic knowledge about works displayed here.

Thank Shin F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gallery focuses mainly on modern art, but also has many older pieces by prominent artists. While I'm not a big fan of modern art, I appreciated how thorough the gallery was in describing the history and meaning of the pieces.

2  Thank MycroftHolmey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the gallery once or twice a year. This time was to see The Body Laid Bare. It was excellent and consistent with the quality Auckland Art Gallery is famous for. A treasure for Auckland, and NZ

2  Thank MCTHUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is quite nice in the gallery. It has a cafe inside which is quite nice. Apart from people and exhibition you are interested in, what else can a gallery offer, right? Therefore, it is good when you want to see whom you follow, I...More

1  Thank TAMAEateryBar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new extension contrasts well with the original Chateau building. The use of wood for the ceilings and arches gives a warm texture and works well with the views of the adjacent park. The content of the exhibition material was not to my taste but...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This art gallery is pretty small but right in the middle of downtown so it's a nice spot to escape from the busy city outside. The fact that it's FREE admission should be enough reason for visitors to pay this art gallery a visit. But...More

1  Thank ArghyaKolkata
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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