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“Enjoyable small museum”

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
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Ranked #12 of 270 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: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Enjoyable small museum”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This museum requires a 2 to 3 hour visit to see the main exhibits and special displays. It has a mix of paintings and sculptures from the 17th century through current works. A number of the pieces are gorgeous works that I had the pleasure of seeing for the first time. Other modern pieces, including lights, painting a sculptures were also available. The space contributes to the relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. The staff was very polite and friendly.

Visited April 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous building”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Nice gallery which has a good selection of artistic styles, well laid out in a beautiful setting which embraces all the greenery of Albert park

Visited February 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
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“Hidden Gem in Auckland City”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Auckland art gallery is a great spot to visit in the central city. It's worth going just to view the beautiful building and surrounding Albert Park. If you are a visitor to Auckland don't spend your time wandering up the grotty parts of Queen Street in mid-town - take a walk up the hill and explore the university area.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Beautiful building, average collection, nice cafe”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We loved this look of this gallery, which has won world-wide awards for its airy, stylish building design. We felt that it suffers from having what feels like a fairly average collection, with lots of unknown artists. The cafe was very nice.

Visited February 2014
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“Magnificent Art Collection at Auckland Art Gallery”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

The new and refurbished Auckland Art Gallery has a lot to offer locals and visitors including a variety of paintings by new and well known local and international artists covering a range of centuries.

The galleries are very peaceful to stroll through at your leisure and there are audio guides to help understand the background to the paintings and the artists.

There is a great café onsite where you can have lunch, although, it pays to get there and secure a table around 11.00am before the lunch-time office crowd arrive!

Thank you from :-

Janet and Richard Lambert

Visited May 2014
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