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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki 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...more
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| Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley St, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-307 7700
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All reviewsmaori portraitsalbert parknew zealandbeautiful buildingspecial exhibitionon displayfree admissionworth a visitgreat collectiongreat caferainy dayfew hourscouple of hoursgreat place to visitexhibitsgoldietamaki
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely way to spend a couple of hours. Great mix of art from local to overseas,traditional to modern. Loved the varied videos in the Pacifica section. Suggest you take a seat and just chill. All art worth a look from woman's franchise to house constuction....More

Thank JosephineT679
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thoroughly recommend a visit to this gallery. Friendly knowledgeable and attentive staff and great exhibits that are beautifully presented on every level. The cafe was amazing, serving up a wide range of healthy and delicious lunch and snack fare against a backdrop of parkland which...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I applaud the many friends and the City of Auckland for this wonderfully restored and newly built architecturally magnificent building. Your displays are impeccably presented. Thank you for the experience and customer service.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a good 2 1/2 hours here last Sunday and was well worth a visit. Was supprised you have to prove you're a NZ resident now to get in for free (wasn't like that last time I went - apparently started in January this year)...More

Thank KiwiHJC
Reviewed 1 week ago

The special exhibit was terrific and the historic portraits of maori, but the contemporary collection did not move us, and the international collection is very thin. For international visitors the admission is $20, which is a bit steep for what it is.

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice gallery. It was a short walk from my hotel ( Ibis Budget Auckland Central; see other review )

Thank Denis L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love art in any form and this was very pleasant and interesting to me. All kinds of neat exhibits and they provide a place for you to keep your things while you enjoy yourself, they have a GREAT giftshop as well :)

Thank Culture571866
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is not too big and it's beautifully done. When I visited it, the main exhibition was about Gordon Walters and this was outstanding. It's definitely a great museum anyway.

Thank moss74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Mojo Cafe in the Art Gallery building also has a separate entrance from the park side. We sat by the huge picture windows and shared the free Sunday newspaper while enjoying tea from the tea menu, luscious fat chips and a crispy brown toastie....More

Thank Gill T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is worth a visit. It usually has a good special exhibition, which it did this time. The permanent collection combines Maori with European/New Zealand modern art. Some of it will be a bit wild, unconventional, but so it is with modern/contemporary art. Good...More

Thank Mark G
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Maria F
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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
20 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