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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  • The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is free to visit and right on the Octagon in the center of town, so we took a few minutes to check it out. Though its front entrance is understated, the building interio...  more »
  • Disappointed all up about 50 pieces consisting of straight lines or coloured blocks all painted. Would I recommend NO. Rated 4/10  more »
  • The Dunedin art gallery is a well funded and organised group with a modern and well kept building. They're curatorial style is to my liking. I made sure to visit on my second trip to Dunedin and I wil...  more »
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  • Nice art gallery. Easy access from the Octagon. Good facilities. Free entry although donations are appreciated
  • Chill vibe, changing expositions. Nice (small) gift shop with original gifts.
  • Good place very accessible Check out the cafe it's great
  • Beutiful artworks with a rich history behind each one! Worth a visit!!
  • Knowledgeable staff, outstanding collection, fantastic experience

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