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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
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Auckland City Highlights Walking Tour
Ranked #12 of 268 things to do in Auckland
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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).
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Dunedin, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Beautiful building right in town, on the cusp of Albert Park. Always has great exhibitions and it's free entry!

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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366 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Great collection of NZ art and artists”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Even if you're not a art lover or enthusiast it's worth a quick trip. I was strapped for time and spent around 1.5hrs despite thinking 30minute would be sufficient. Got mesmerized by the art.

Even if you just want to have a quick peak, worth a look. Free entry, donations accepted.

Visited October 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Impressive Collection, Spectacular Architecture”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

I'm not much for art galleries but I must say I was very impressed by Auckland Art Gallery. There are many interesting pieces from all over the world to be seen.

The one hour free tour at 11:30 and 1:30 every day is definitely helpful to understand the artists and the displays.

Visited November 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Take the free tour”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Admission to this renovated space is free, with free one-hour walking tours of its main attractions. It's facade is contemporary, trimmed with indigeneous woods, and featuring broad windows facing lovely adjacent Albert Park. Most of the art is local, although the guide book promised some european masters, they were not available. There were some fanciful contemporary exhibits featuring huge colorful cartoon characters, but the most memorable art was of Maori chiefs and wives--paintings that faithfully represented their intricate facial tattoos.

Visited October 2013
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Love the new additions to the art gallery, very sympathetically done, a great job. Love looking at all the fantastic art history of NZ.

Visited November 2013
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