Auckland Art Gallery // Auckland, NZ

Art museums are always on the top of my list when I’m visiting a new city. Why? Because I like art and I like museums! I love wandering silently around the big open rooms, stopping for a moment here and there when a piece intrigues me, and I like meandering through the galleries and stairways. I like to read about the meaning behind a piece or the artist who created it. The way art intertwines with history is so fascinating. Every city has its own connection to art, and every museum has its own collection—all are unique.

The Auckland Art Gallery was one of the few things on my must-see list while I was in Auckland. My hostel just so happened to be (or purposely happened to be) right down the street from it. You’ll find works from contemporary New Zealand artists, as well as international artists. The Auckland Art Gallery has the largest collection of art in New Zealand.

The Gallery is located on at Kitchener and Wellesley, just a couple of blocks from Queen Street. Besides the art, one major reason to visit the Auckland Art Gallery is because it’s totally free. Always. Donations are appreciated of course, but there is no admission charge (and no guilt-tripping if you can’t donate). The gallery is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm.

More info:

Auckland Art Gallery

Location: Kitchener & Wellesley Streets

Hours: Daily 10 am to 5 pm

Admission: FREE entry


Read Next:
A Guide to Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand by Train: Taking the Scenic Train from Auckland to Wellington

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By Courtney Minor

Wandering around and writing about it.

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