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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  • Having done lots of outdoor activities it was lovely to discover this very good Art gallery. As we entered the gallery we were met by a very friendly and informative lady. The displays included some v...  more »
  • Well thought out art gallery with plenty to see. Easy to take in a bit and return later as it is free.  more »
  • We both enjoyed the old paintings on the ground floor and there are even some from the great masters. I found some of the paintings really enjoyable to see the talents of painters 100's of years ago. ...  more »
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  • We both enjoyed the old paintings on the ground floor and there are even some from the great masters. I found some of the paintings really enjoyable to see the talents of painters 100's of years ago. Spent a good 45 minutes wondering around. Then we went to the first flour that was full of many variations of the same theme. Lots of black and white lines, less than 10 minutes later we were out. Free to look round. Stars relate to the ground floor.
  • Lovely airy building. We enjoyed the permanent world collection on the ground floor. Unfortunately didn't have time to look at the special exhibitions. Staff were welcoming and helpful.
  • Great facility wonderful exhibits and lots to explore! Just a pity I didn't have the time or money to check out the two paid entry exhibits.. keep up the great work!
  • A great gallery of just the right size. Will give you a glimpse into nz art especially local but there's a few international surprise masters there too.
  • Really impressed with the staff and how they brought the paintings alive for school kids visiting. Great and surprising international art and some terrific NZ masters

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