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TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

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Address: 72 Hillsborough Road, Auckland 1042, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-639 2010
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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nice food nice art nice place

great place to visit lots of unusual art, great grounds best food and one of the nicest cups of English tea you will find anywhere outside the UK,my tip is spend a couple of hours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
Gary M

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

great place to visit lots of unusual art, great grounds best food and one of the nicest cups of English tea you will find anywhere outside the UK,my tip is spend a couple of hours have lunch or breakfast make a afternoon of it,kids also love it,one of Auckland's little secrets,

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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Get out of the city center and head with bus #299 on K. Road and head to the Wallace for an afternoon of Kiwi art, history and a bite to eat. It's FREE! The park surrounding the center is lovely and the house has a rich history. It is a lovely excursion out of the city proper. the gift shop... More 

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New Zealand
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We had a lovely lunch from the menu, with prompt service and reasonably priced. The art is rather avant guard, but housed in a beautiful historic house, so worth wandering through just for the architecture. The grounds of the house are expansive and we'll worth a wander. There is a good sized car park with large grassed areas for kids... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

It's not in the centre of Auckland but it is worth an hour or two of your time if you are interested in history, architecture, landscaped gardens or modern painting, photography and sculpting. Huge ancient trees, rolling lawns, a splendid old mansion were for us the main attraction. About ten rooms and corridors are devoted to paintings and photography, with... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I shared lunch today here with a friend. Parking is easy and there is a relaxed charm about this place which is not easy to find in a city. Our lunch consisted of two sandwiches on a type of Turkish bread which were toasted for us. When the cafe worker brought them to our table, they looked quite unmanageable for... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

The Monte Cecelia Park and historical Pah Homestead is still a much underused area of Auckland, housing the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre and Pah Café. This tourist gem is closed each Monday and unfortunately this also applies to Public holidays such as the recent Christmas/New Year period. Last visit to the café was in the early afternoon in August... More 

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87 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

wow what can i say been to this venue 8 -10 times always something different to look at,plus some of the best food money can buy at a great price and being a Englishman they make the best cup of tea in auckland,plus the arts not bad either i will keep going back again and again great gardens also,

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Lovely old house filled with changing exhibitions. Bound to make you think. Enjoy coffee or a meal in the garden. Shop is well stocked with well priced pieces of art. Met Rebecca Heap, glass blower who shared her passion for glass blowing in an informative, and fun way. Always something going on here. beautiful bathrooms too.

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1 Thank Kay W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

A mildly interesting old homestead with excellent parking, nice grounds, good cafe food, and, for the main attraction, variable and varying Art Exhibitions ranging from the excellent to the modern idiosyncratic. A good place to meet and linger.

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201 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Great food at the cafe and some of NZ's best art on display = what more do you want? Oh Yes - an amazing old house to explore and gorgeous gardens full of historic trees. Definitely worth a visit or two.

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