Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland Central

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See the country's most extensive collection of national and international art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland's major public art gallery. The venue hosts international traveling exhibits as well as displaying parts of its extensive collections, including pieces by New Zealand's historical, modern, and contemporary artists, as well as works by Māori and Pacific Island artists. The onsite E.H. McCormick Research Library has over 3,500 files on New Zealand artists and is open to the public. Inquire about programming for children, talks, and special tours. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Auckland Central holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • $ 20 at many different art. Map of Japan-language and. Has happened to Japan to speak accepting staff, was taken aback. You may leave your luggage.
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  • I was able to go since we got the pass from the library, and the Museum is really cute, very well maintained and designed
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  • The gallery is so central so there's no excuse to go. I came here primarily for the 'Manifesto' exhibition - which I really enjoyed - and caught a glimpse of the amazing card boxes structures also on ...  more »
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  • A well located art gallery, though parking in this area is either very challenging or expensive. So it's highly recommended to walk or take a bus, if you can. The main foyer inside the gallery often host various interesting artworks, some are dynamic/interactive one. The gallery also have a great collection of the Victorian era art pieces. If you're a member, you can get some nice perks as well, such as free entry to the paid exhibition. Though their free exhibition are as good as their paid one. Every other Saturdays, there's free tango dancing at the amphitheatre behind the gallery.
  • Auckland Art Gallery has been transformed in recent years into a beautifully modern building. That said, the new hasn't come at the expense of the historic charm of the original building. On the contrary, it's a beautiful space with visitor enjoyment and comfort top of mind. The quality of the exhibitions in recent months has been superb and I particularly enjoy coming here to experience a refreshing change of pace and some inspiration. The café is nice and well worth a visit. All in all a great venue to visit, for both locals and tourists alike.
  • We had a great day taking our young children to the Gallery. With small children you sometimes worry that you will be shouted at for turning up to an art gallery with really young kids but we were very kindly and understandingly asked to watch them with certain installations. However they were on a whole encouraged to be there. It was a great visit and it feels like its something that we don't have to miss out on just because we have children. Thank you to Auckland Art Gallery and staff.
  • What a beautiful building and amazing collection. As ratepayers our entry was free (bring some proof of your address. I used my driver's licence). Really friendly and engaged staff. A really awesome way to get some culture in. One of the best experiences in Auckland.
  • A staff member (middle age, American accent ) shouted at me for id when I was leaving the cafe on the way downstairs. She was very stern and curt. I said that I arrived without any Id check and needed to leave. She shouted me dismissively to get out another way. I asked her to not speak to me so horribly and she said I should do the same, but I hadn't done anything wrong! I said her attitude was very bad and that I was a visitor, and was used to most NZ folk being friendly and at least smiling. She said she didn't need to smile and that I should try smiling instead! A male staff member who was leaning on her desk heard all of this and kept his head down in embarrassment. This horrible attitude persisted for another minute or so and she was unrelenting in her obvious hatred for me. She even said she couldn't understand what I was saying (I'm Scottish, but it's still racist to say that to anyone), and she had understood me perfectly until then. I complained to a staff member who said they'd report this nasty woman.
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