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With a gallery around almost every corner and an ever-changing programme of exhibitions, fans of visual art will find plenty of opportunities to discover the thought-provoking, the contemporary, and the inspirational, in New Zealand's culture capital.
Our national museum Te Papa is host to a variety of thought-provoking, informative and interactive exhibitions. With six levels to choose from, you'll be dazzled by the museum's exciting array of exhibitions and artefacts. Best of all, entry to the museum is free and there's plenty of guided tours available to enhance your experience.
A short drive or train trip from the city, PATAKA Art + Museum in Porirua showcases the best in contemporary Maori and Polynesian art from around New Zealand and the world. With five main galleries and over 14 major exhibitions each year, PATAKA makes for a rewarding day trip for art lovers.
Also a short drive from the city, The Dowse Art Museum is sure to intrigue with its striking contemporary exhibitions. From exhibitions to workshops, artist talks, conferences, installation, education... they do it all.