Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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With its cache of around 15,000 pieces of art (which span the 12th century to modern day), the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki is a necessary stopover for art enthusiasts. The gallery is composed of two buildings, the Main Gallery and the NEW Gallery. The latter is undergoing some renovations. Some of its highlights are the C.F. Goldie and Gottfried Lindauer portraits of Maori chiefs.
Many visitors are just as impressed with the building's innovative architecture as they are with its art. One TripAdvisor user says the "architecture of the gallery itself was worth the visit. Remember to head to the sculpture terrace for a coffee before you head off!"
The gallery is open daily (except on Christmas) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prospective visitors will be happy to know that entrance is free, although special exhibits may require an admission fee. You'll find the gallery in central Auckland, nestled beside Albert Park. For more information, visit the official website.