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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

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Address: Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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+64 9-307 7700
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand’s most compelling visual...

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).

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The artwork had a wide range of styles and there was an interactive piece in one where a woman with a beautiful operatic voice sang as part of the artist's display...Beautiful... read more

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The artwork had a wide range of styles and there was an interactive piece in one where a woman with a beautiful operatic voice sang as part of the artist's display...Beautiful both visually and auditorially (if that's a word...by ear anyway).

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An international quality piece of design creating a wonderful envelope for an eclectic collection. Great museum shop & cafe all set on the edge of Albert park in the centre of the city

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful space I come back to every time I'm in Auckland. This time I took a free guided tour, after attending the excellent "Body Laid Bare" exhibition. The guide was informative, interesting to listen to and was clearly knowledgeable and passionate about art history and the collection housed in the gallery. Even though there were only three of us,... More 

Thank Jenny H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive never seen an art museum go into so much detail with their piece descriptions. I wish the MET in NY was more detailed, I learned a lot about the history of art in New Zealand and the Maori people. Had a fantastic time!

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Auckland Art Gallery is an amazing building and is worth the visit just to see the building! It is also free to visit except for any special exhibits. It provided an interesting view of NZ art, and the Maori portraiture was amazing.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went yesterday to the Toi O Tamaki (which simply means: Art of Auckland) to see the new exhibition "The Body Laid Bare". It was also my first time visiting, and I have to say that I've been impressed, first of all, by the elegance and the design of the building, which, just for that, is worth a visit. And... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really good gallery with modern art from a range of New Zealand artists and older examples of art connected to New Zealand. It is mostly free apart from the special exhibits but the base gallery is definitely worth visiting.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is a bit of a rabbit warren but is absolutely gorgeous all the same. We have visited this gallery numerous times but this was probably our least enjoyable visit owing to the lack of quality art on display. We most enjoyed the 'Grand Designs' exhibit. Many of the other exhibits, particularly 'Performance Portraits' and 'Colour is an Abstraction',... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop in for an hour or several to enjoy the large selection of art here. Admission is free and the gallery is lovely to walk through at your leisure.

Thank 50bethw
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great choice of exhibits and lots to do. Somethings may not be styled for everyone but something will appeal to everyone. I was not disappointed and spent almost a full day browsing through the museum.

Thank Connell501

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