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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 today via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting this beautiful and spacious gallery with an interesting spectrum of artworks on display. Beautifully housing contemporary to works of historical importance to NZ. And all this amazingly is FREE! My highlight, however, was THE CORSINI COLLECTION on view until January 2018....More

Thank Sandiwells13
Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous location to all other downtown Auckland attractions and a fabulous way to spend a day / morning / afternoon.

Thank aguila2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

The design of the gallery is interesting but art appreciation is another planet for me - I prefer more conventional displays.

Thank Moss092014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like art or want to walk and enjoy a great and nice atmosphere so you can admire great place with a nice art , this is the place for you

Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Corsini Exhibition currently at the Auckland Art Gallery, a show of second level Renaissance paintings. While the works were enjoyable and of great quality (though not master pieces by the artists), when we visited the permanent exhibition of Goldie Maori Portraits we...More

Thank gregpiper
Reviewed 6 days ago

Yep, we've been here before. Yep, even reviewed it before. But it just seems to keep getting better. This time our focus was on the Corsini collection, art from an Italian family spanning several centuries. This was one of the chargeable events but perfectly reasonable...More

Thank Balladeer1248
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the building that houses the art gallery truly special, a beautiful combination of the old and new, with accents of the wonderfull NZ quirkiness we find around NZ. As they say art is in the eye of the beholder and while we really...More

Thank Bruce N
Reviewed 1 week ago

compared with other modern art galleries, this place is poor. they have only a few international and nearly no European modern art. the NZ modern art has not a famous quality. the whole museum is more disappointing, if you are an art expert.

Thank jmayer01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the kids on a rainy Auckland afternoon - have a boy 14 and girl 13 - both of them appreciated exploring the gallery and found exhibits that appealed to them. There is a nice mix of traditional and contemporary art and a really good...More

Thank CantabRob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had only two days in Auckland and ended up going to the gallery twice! I loved the exhibitions, the architectures, the cafe, the branding and the staff were helpful and friendly.

Thank StudioGirl2017
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Maria F
21 March 2017|
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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
21 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