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Whangarei Art Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Interesting local art and an update on Hunterwasser Loo project!

Stopped in with a local to look at the Hunterwasser scale model...this will be a real tourist draw... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Whanganui, New Zealand
Lovely museum

This museum shares premises with the I-Site. When I was there, it had two exhibits, both of which... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Robert D
Brooklyn, New York
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14 Oct 2018
“Interesting local art and an update on Hunterwasser Loo project!”
22 Sep 2018
“Lovely museum”
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The Hub, Dent Street, Town Basin, Whangarei 1024, New Zealand
+64 9-430 4240
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Stopped in with a local to look at the Hunterwasser scale model...this will be a real tourist draw card when it I see finished! Viewed the accompanying exhibition in the gallery featuring several locally trained artists. Worth a look!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Artisteyes
Reviewed 30 September 2018

WE had parked our motor home and walked along the basin to find a cafe for lunch, popping into the museum on the way. It was ok but a bit bland, I would like to see more variety of art works in the gallery and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

This museum shares premises with the I-Site. When I was there, it had two exhibits, both of which I enjoyed. Since entry is free, it is definitely worth visiting if you pop into the I-Site.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Staff are super friendly here at the exhibitions and didn't mind that myself and another friend felt the need to sit in the peace and quiet of the graffiti artists display and take some therapeutic time colouring the templates in for kids...! The photo display...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank traciegila
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Lucky to see the exhibition of Euan Macleod paintings. Beautifully laid out too. Worth making time for.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank freddielola
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Every time I visit this Gallery I am impressed by the high quality art on show. Visitors must go and see the exhibitions and prepare to be delighted with the range of work on display. This is a compact neat Gallery and is adjacent to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank kitten16
Reviewed 18 January 2017

They have a nice space, but don't really seem to be able to make a good exhibition with it. A good selection of artists and some interactive stuff. But a lack of professionally when it comes to nametags and informatie. It all looked kind of...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank via_lore
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Gold coin donation only - pleasant to see such great support for local artists display in a delightful environment.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Ziggi4217
Reviewed 9 June 2015

It is always nice to get Info and as an extra, to get some artistic insights; the Art Museum is part of the local Tourist Information Office and as such was a pleasant surprise; good art, some on loan fro te Papa in Wellington; and...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Tusitala12
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Whangarei has a small but wide-ranging collection of art, paintings, sculpture and decorative art. It has struggled to find a home in recent years, but now its location in The Hub at the Town Basin provides a great venue with easy parking. An active programme...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Sparky81
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15 April 2015|
Response from RuthG2322 | Property representative |
It's free, but a donation is nice to help them out.