Visit us:

The New Zealand Portrait Gallery’s permanent home and exhibition space is in Shed 11, a heritage building on Wellington’s waterfront.

We are a FREE and open daily 10.30 - 4.30, closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and periodically for installations. 

Shed 11


About the building:


The long, open building, built in 1904 as a waterside store, provides spacious and elegant surroundings for exhibitions and arts-related events. Look up and you can see the pulleys and beams which were used to move pallets and barrels through the building over a 100 years ago. The Gallery is located in the city’s cultural precinct and commercial heart. It is within walking distance of Wellington's Railway Station and bus interchange and numerous bus routes along Lambton Quay as well as Te Papa, Wellington Museum and City Gallery.

Parking is available on the waterfront off Customhouse Quay.




The Gallery is accessible by wheelchair. Free Wellington City Council mobility scooter hire is available from Wagamama Restaurant across the road. Assistance animals are welcome. The gallery is all on one level. 

Visitors of all ages are welcome here, baby buggies are welcome throughout the gallery. Children under the age of 14 must be supervised. 

Public toilets are available at the back of the gallery, with wheelchair accessability. 

Please contact the gallery or talk to any of our gallery hosts if you have concerns or questions about our accessability. 


For School and Group visits contact


Audience Engagement
Ruby Eade
Ph: +64 (04) 472 2298




Shed 11 New Zealand Portrait Gallery
On Customhouse Quay opposite Johnston St
Wellington Waterfront
Ph: +64 (04) 472 2298

Deliveries may be made to the above address. 


Postal Address:


New Zealand Portrait Gallery
P O Box 25540
Wellington 6146


Contact Us:


Gallery Administrator
Anita Robertson
Ph: +64 (04) 472 2298
Email: Administrator


Gaelen Macdonald
Ph: +64 (04) 472 2298
Email: Director