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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  • Do not get annoyed by the fact that, as a foreign visitor, you have to pay for admission, and not a small amount, either... the museum is interesting ..... I always find it helpful to see how the coun...  more »
  • We popped in on a recent visit to Auckland for an art fix but were very disappointed. Entry is free for New Zealanders except for special exhibitions (though you'll need ID to prove your status), whic...  more »
  • I visited the gallery without any expectations and was pleasantly surprised by the selection and collection of art from all over the world.  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.
  • The experience of seeing the artworks was really hindered by the amount of staff walking/sitting around in every room watching us as we looked at the art. None of them said hello or smiled as we walked by, several just looked at us as though we were doing something wrong. Made for a pretty uncomfortable and speedy walk around. I understand the staff are needed to ensure nothing is damaged or photographed when not allowed but it felt rather hostile. On the plus side, the main reason we visited was to see The Obliteration Room, that was fun.
  • I loved it. The place was just so inspiring. It's a nice place to unwind and relax. The area is well kept. There were no bits of trash anywhere. Even the toilets were super clean. Also, the staff are really nice and helpful. I really enjoyed their obliteration room as well! It was so full of colour and life! It was very interactive (Also, really nice to have the kids with you. It gives them something to do).
  • A very very very boring art gallery. It's likely that the works within are extremely interesting, however, the set up of the gallery and the way the pieces are discussed makes trying to enjoy the art difficult. However, there is a nice public garden next door. So maybe save some money and sit in the garden and enjoy whatever is happening there.
  • Always a nice place to visit. The gallery has had loads of upgrades and seems to change out the exhibits pretty often. The cafe is pretty good too. The room with all the dot stickers is fun for the kids too.

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