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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

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Address: Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-307 7700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Auckland gallery is so well kept and just a very nice place to go to when you're an artsy person especially, as you'll probably find it quite boring depending on what sections... read more

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Auckland gallery is so well kept and just a very nice place to go to when you're an artsy person especially, as you'll probably find it quite boring depending on what sections you're going through if you're not a real fan of art. Only downside is how quick it closes! The paid exhibitions are often worth a visit too!

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Penang, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The art Gallery's new building is luminous and sober, allowing the surrounding park to interact with the internal spaces. High quality display of contemporary NZ art - definitely a discovery for an European. The old wing has some excellent 20th century works, plus a main gallery of earlier paintings hung the way collections used to be until 100 years ago... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wandered in for a free 11am tour as advised by lonely planet. Week worth the visit. Informative but not condescending. A highlight was the local kiwi art and Maori portraits but there was an exhibition from the Tate- extra charge so I didn't bother.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is very easy to find, it is in the middle of the city. The art work is mixed with historic and contemporary style. Painting or structure anything you fancy. If you can afford then pay to visit some feature art work one level up.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located in Albert Park the art gallery features classic and contemporary works of both local and international artists. The design of the building allows you to see different views of the city. The cafe is excellent.

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Miranda, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a little way from the harbour but well worth the walk to see. We would have liked to have spent longer here but time didn't allow.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tasty soup, good service in pleasant city environment on the edge of beautiful Albert Park. The clever design meant the nearby trees were incorporated in the restaurant setting

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El Sobrante, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really enjoyed the guided tour of art by NZ artists. Loved the new floors...as you can tell from the title. Enjoyed the special exhibit: The Body Laid Bare. Nice cafe.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great disappointment. The entire New Zealand art section was all ugly modern rubbish except for 4 paintings from the colonial period that were mostly very small. The only redeeming feature was the three rooms of very pleasant European paintings: there were some lovely portraits among the religious, city and shipping scenes. If the permanent collection wasn't free then it... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the free tour which is at 11.30 am everyday. The tour assistant was informative about New Zealand apart from the arts present. The Albert garden beside it also a must visit

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