The Whangarei Art Museum is the permanent home for the city art collection, which embraces heritage and contemporary art work and several significant bequest collections.

The art museum is committed to supporting social and cultural well-being, enhancing our understanding of iwi and hapu, and the diversity of communities in the district. Its intent is to identify, advocate and facilitate avenues of growth for the rich diversity of creative resources unique to our Northland narratives and our place in the Pacific.