The Gallery’s opening hours are Tuesdays-Sundays 11am-5pm, except during Public and Victoria University of Wellington holidays, as well as installation periods. Please check the Latest News column on our homepage for the most up to date information.

From Friday 3 December, Adam Art Gallery will be operating under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework (or traffic light system) as mandated by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

Visitors to the gallery will need to:
Present My Vaccine Pass
Contact trace
Wear a face covering

Visitors to Adam Art Gallery will be required to present their My Vaccine Pass for verification at the attendant’s desk upon entry. The process is simple and quick and we’ll be there to help. We appreciate your cooperation with this extra step that allows us to offer the safest possible environment for our visitors, volunteers and staff. Please be prepared to show your pass. Tamariki under the age of 12 years are not required to show proof of vaccination.

As before, visitors will need to contact trace and wear face coverings.

Until further notice, these same requirements apply to guests attending any public events hosted by Adam Art Gallery. See information below about our final event of 2021.

Thank you for kindly complying with these updated requirements. We look forward to your visit!

If you don’t already have your My Vaccine Pass, you can obtain it here.
If you’re not already vaccinated, find out how to get vaccinated here.

Adam Art Gallery will close to the public when New Zealand is at Covid-19 Alert Levels 3 and 4.

The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

FREE ENTRY  Gallery admission is free

Victoria University of Wellington, Gate 3, Kelburn Parade, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Gallery phone: +64 4 463 5489
Office phone: +64 4 463 5229

The gallery is located inside Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn campus, next to the Student Union Building. The gallery is accessed via Gate 3 on Kelburn Parade. Gate 3 is not accessible to vehicles.

By car
From the Terrace, turn onto Salamanca Road, follow onto Kelburn Parade.


Parking on Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn campus is restricted. Street parking is available along Kelburn Parade and Pay & Display parks are located along Waiteata Road. Please note the availability of these carparks can be limited during weekday hours.

Bookings for short term visitor parking (2 hours maximum) are available through the University. Please contact: phone 0800 04 04 04 or email


Free parking on Kelburn campus is available in all unreserved carparks on weekdays after 5pm, and on weekends. Campus parking can be accessed via Gate 1, 2, and 7.

On foot
From the Terrace, turn onto Salamanca Road, follow onto Kelburn Parade, the gallery is accessed via Gate 3 on Kelburn Parade. Or take a shorter route up the Allenby Steps (from Willis St turn into Boulcott St, turn left into Allenby Terrace, keep the church on your right and follow the path until it turns into steps). At the top of the steps turn left onto the Terrace, then right onto Salamanca Road, then take the small road that branches to your left past the dairy and go straight ahead up the pedestrian path to the Kelburn Campus. You will arrive at the Student Union, walk past this building and the gallery is on your right.

By bus
Check Metlink for updated timetables and routes

By cable car
Take the cable car to the University stop. Walk along Salamanca Road to Kelburn Parade. Walk up Kelburn Parade to Gate 3 (after the overbridge). Turn left into Gate 3, walk past the Old Kirk Building. The gallery is on your left adjacent to the Student Union Building.

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Please call the Gallery Administrator for assistance with directions or access to the gallery 04 463 6835.