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Regular tours at the Hocken

A rear view: Behind the scenes tours

Every Thursday at 11am (tours are 50 minutes)

Join one of our friendly guides and learn about the Hocken. Check out the amazing materials in our archives, ephemera, maps, music/AV, photographs, pictures and published collections. Bookings not required. Limit of 10 people per tour. Tour starts at Hocken reception.

What's in store? Art! – not currently offered

First Saturday of each month at 11am-12pm

Did you know that the Hocken has one of this country's most important collections of modern and historic New Zealand art including works by leading artists such as Rita Angus, Ralph Hotere, Robin White and Colin McCahon? Hocken staff will take you into the pictures store-rooms to see some of these art treasures.

Bookings are required:
Tel +64 3 479 8868

Limit of 10 people per tour. Tour starts at Hocken reception

Upcoming talks

Nothing is currently scheduled.

Current exhibitions

Collection Work: recent additions to the Hocken Collections

Saturday 18 November 2023 – Saturday 13 January 2024

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Visitors observing painting in gallery

The Hocken Collections and Gallery are open to all researchers and exhibition visitors:

Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm
Sunday–Monday, Closed

Exhibition Programme

Exhibition catalogues

Events Archive

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