Built in 1888, the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the largest art institution in New Zealand, housing a collection of more than 15,000 works. View early portraits of Maori and New Zealand landscapes alongside contemporary works and world-class touring exhibitions.
Free entry to the permanent collections lets you wonder around and get inspired any time you want. The touring international exhibitions are always worth their small entrance fee, with the added bonus of free events that are put on for each show. The little ones are not forgotten with the Creative Learning Centre.
Beautifully situated at the bottom of Albert Park, in a building that (for good reason) won a major architectural upon completion, the Art Gallery has something for everyone: exceptionally beautiful New Zealand historical and contemporary art, specialist exhibitions on the go in some wings, interactive displays, and really thoughtful activities for children. A must see - and do - for Aucklanders and Tourists alike.
Visiting an art gallery is never a bad idea, especially when it is the Auckland Art Gallery. Free entry to the permanent collections of art means that this activity is for everyone. The Auckland Art Gallery boasts many beautiful collections of a variety of styles. The history and skill demonstrated in these collections are easy for the untrained eye to see. With an interactive area children are welcome at the gallery! A free, interesting activity for everyone including children or bored teenagers.