Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand’s largest and most inspiring visual arts experience.

Enter between majestic kauri columns to explore four floors of exhibitions, many centuries of art and one of Auckland’s most iconic buildings. Visit us and discover some of the best in New Zealand and international art right in the heart of Auckland city.

A day spent exploring the Gallery with your family can be heaps of fun. Bring the kids and go on an adventure to track down your favourite artworks, try your own hand at artmaking, read books relating to current exhibitions or set off around our many galleries with one of our free Gallery Games. Our family guide can help you make the most of your visit.

Spend some time looking at the work in our exhibition spaces, then stop by our Creative Learning Centre to take part in a range of hands-on activities. It’s a space we’ve designed with kids, for kids, to capture imaginations.

When you’re ready for a break, take a wander through neighbouring Albert Park or refuel with a snack in our café. If you prefer, bring your own food to enjoy in our amphitheatre.

Drop in at the weekend to take part in free creative activities designed for the whole family. Join us any time between 1–3pm and stay for as long – or as short – as you want.

If your visit has sparked your child’s imagination, you might like to book them into our holiday programme. Suitable for ages 7-12, our skilled educators will introduce materials and techniques inspired by artworks currently on display.

Opening hours
Open daily from 10am–5pm, Fridays 10am-9pm

Except Christmas Day.

Pricing and admission
Free entry.
Charges may apply to special exhibitions.

Gallery tours
Free tours are offered at 11.30am and 1.30pm daily.

Private tours available by arrangement.

Overlooking Albert Park and Kitchener Street is our spacious and sunny café.

Offering an array of delectable food and specialty coffee, it’s the place to enjoy delicious treats. Relax and recharge after a day exploring the Gallery, or break up your visit by crossing the bridge to the café on level 1.

If you’re looking for a central and relaxed spot for your next meeting in the city, nip in via the entrance off Albert Park to enjoy the café’s bright and modern space. There’s limited free Wi-Fi access available.

Café hours
Open daily (except Christmas Day) from 10am–4pm, Fri 10am–9pm.


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Wellesley Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand

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