Whangarei Art Museum

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Whangarei Art Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Whangārei Art Museum is Northland's premier public art gallery, and the custodian of the city's outstanding art collection. Whangārei Art Museum (WAM) hosts touring and internally curated exhibitions, and showcases artistic excellence in creative art practice throughout Northland, New Zealand and beyond. The museum’s own collection contains heritage and contemporary artworks, and several significant bequest collections. As kaitiaki (guardians/custodians), WAM conserves the collection to New Zealand Museum Standards Scheme. This ensures the artworks in our care are optimally preserved - so current and future generations can explore our rich cultural heritage and new artistic ideas. FREE to visit, and open daily 10am-4pm. We’d love to welcome you soon.
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Ezra710
Christchurch, New Zealand1,299 contributions
Where children sleep
Oct 2019 • Couples
The feature exhibition was very poignant and moving, reflecting on the different environments in which the children of the world are growing up. Friendly staff. Spacious and clean.
Written 10 October 2019
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Artisteyes
Whanganui, New Zealand110 contributions
Interesting local art and an update on Hunterwasser Loo project!
Oct 2018 • Friends
Stopped in with a local to look at the Hunterwasser scale model...this will be a real tourist draw card when it I see finished! Viewed the accompanying exhibition in the gallery featuring several locally trained artists. Worth a look!
Written 14 October 2018
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wendy1811027
Taupo, New Zealand215 contributions
Nice enough to visit
Sep 2018 • Couples
WE had parked our motor home and walked along the basin to find a cafe for lunch, popping into the museum on the way. It was ok but a bit bland, I would like to see more variety of art works in the gallery and shop, as it is in such a good spot.
Written 30 September 2018
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York1,445 contributions
Lovely museum
Aug 2018 • Solo
This museum shares premises with the I-Site. When I was there, it had two exhibits, both of which I enjoyed. Since entry is free, it is definitely worth visiting if you pop into the I-Site.
Written 22 September 2018
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traciegila
Whangarei, New Zealand149 contributions
Interesting and peaceful
Jul 2018 • Friends
Staff are super friendly here at the exhibitions and didn't mind that myself and another friend felt the need to sit in the peace and quiet of the graffiti artists display and take some therapeutic time colouring the templates in for kids...!

The photo display and story was beautiful and an interesting part of Maori history that I enjoyed learning about.

It is a truly great set up for artists and photographers.
Written 23 July 2018
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freddielola
scotland345 contributions
Great exhibition!
Feb 2018 • Couples
Lucky to see the exhibition of Euan Macleod paintings. Beautifully laid out too. Worth making time for.
Written 11 March 2018
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kitten16
Auckland, NZ87 contributions
High Quality Exhibitions A Feature of this Gallery
Apr 2017 • Friends
Every time I visit this Gallery I am impressed by the high quality art on show. Visitors must go and see the exhibitions and prepare to be delighted with the range of work on display. This is a compact neat Gallery and is adjacent to the proposed new Hundertwasser building that will house two galleries, one for the great Austrian New Zealand artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and the other for high quality Maori artists. The juxtaposition of these three galleries will put Whangarei on the cultural map in the Pacific. In the meantime visitors to the Whangarei Art Museum can see the 'Seed' or 'Te Kakano' on the harbourside as the start of the Hundertwasser project. WAM is minutes from a number of very good eating places.
Written 11 April 2017
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via_lore
Ghent, Belgium19 contributions
Nice artists, average exhibition though
Jan 2017 • Business
They have a nice space, but don't really seem to be able to make a good exhibition with it. A good selection of artists and some interactive stuff. But a lack of professionally when it comes to nametags and informatie. It all looked kind of sloppy.
But free and open for donations as many of the NZ musea.
Written 17 January 2017
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Ziggi4217
Surfers Paradise, Australia152 contributions
Variety on display -
Nov 2016 • Solo
Gold coin donation only - pleasant to see such great support for local artists display in a delightful environment.
Written 12 December 2016
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Tusitala12
Whangaroa, New Zealand15 contributions
An oasis of good Art in the Town basin centre
Mar 2015 • Friends
It is always nice to get Info and as an extra, to get some artistic insights; the Art Museum is part of the local Tourist Information Office and as such was a pleasant surprise; good art, some on loan fro te Papa in Wellington; and some free arty brochures.
Written 9 June 2015
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