Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

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Immerse yourself in art at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the country's oldest gallery and one of its foremost collections. Located in a handsomely refitted, 20th-century department store, the museum showcases New Zealand art from 1860 onwards, alongside works by renowned European artists such as Monet, Turner, and Machiavelli. Check out temporary exhibits and events like film screenings. If you work up an appetite, stop by the onsite cafe for a bite to eat. Find out how to plan Dunedin trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • I found the current exhibits didn't do a lot for me, however, that's the nature of art I guess. The staff member in the gift shop was friendly and engaging and I loved the selection of cards they had ...  more »
  • I am a New Zealander recently returned from travel in Europe and the USA, and now traveling in the South Island. This is by far the most disappointing art gallery I have visited in the last 6 months. ...  more »
  • Good the entry was free but the gallery looked sparse. A few of the rooms were under renovations but no signage to explain. Good central city location. I would still recommend as our timing may have b...  more »
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  • Very good gallery. Interesting quality pieces in the exhibition and well displayed. Good spaces for works of specific artists. This gallery knows how to display good art well. Knowledgeable, helpful and interested staff. Very convenient location. A must!
  • Fantastic Gallery, Brilliant Kids space and best card shop in town! Love this space and feel blessed to have such a wonderful gallery in our little city!
  • Worth coming in for the fabulous and notable art collection. For a small gallery, it has note worthy classical artist and famous New Zealand artists. The small gift shop has well picked cards, books and other New Zealand gifts worth looking at. The gallery can also host events and be booked for special occasions. We are proud of our gallery.
  • This is one of the best curated art galleries ever. Small in size with very big impact
  • Easy to walk around and look at interesting art, can stay for 5 mins or hours on end. Fantastic

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