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The Experience

This is no ordinary art exhibition

Van Gogh’s works have been exhibited and admired for over a century – but never like this.

Created by Grande Experiences, Van Gogh Alive gives visitors the unique opportunity to immerse themselves into Van Gogh’s artistry and truly venture into his world. Traditions of tiptoeing through silent galleries and viewing paintings from afar in quiet contemplation are forgotten as visitors find themselves interacting with art in ways they never imagined. From start to finish, visitors are surrounded by a vibrant symphony of light, colour, sound and fragrance that has been called an ‘unforgettable’ multi-sensory experience.

Van Gogh’s masterpieces come to life, giving visitors the sensation of walking right into his paintings, a feeling that is simultaneously enchanting, entertaining and educational. Adults and children delight in the super-scale show, viewing artworks from new angles and discovering unique perspectives. But don’t just take their word for it: experience it for yourself!

Scroll to discover what you can expect to experience at Van Gogh Alive…

Interpretive Area

Upon arrival you will enter the Interpretative Area which will provide you with important information about the experience and educate you about the life and works of Vincent Van Gogh. Offering fascinating insights into his most famous works, it whets the appetite for what lies ahead.



This is it, the part of the experience that you’ve been waiting for. From the moment you walk into the SENSORY4™ Gallery, you will be blown away by the powerful immersive experience that awakens the senses and literally transports you inside Van Gogh’s greatest works. Set to an evocative classical score, it is a truly moving experience that will live long in the memory.

Van Gogh’s Bedroom

After experiencing the SENSORY4™ Gallery, you will have the opportunity to walk into a life sized representation of ‘Van Gogh’s Bedroom’ – one of his most famous pieces of work. Don’t miss your chance to re-create this iconic painting by getting a snap of yourself in his room!


Immersive Sunflower Room

If you love a good selfie then prepare yourself for the immersive sunflower room! This mirrored room complete with hundreds of sunflowers provides an incredible backdrop for a selfie which we guarantee will make you the envy of your Insta followers. As well as a bit of fun, it provides you with a great memory of your experience (and who knows, maybe a new screen-lock image too!)

The Van Gogh Alive SENSORY4™ Gallery is the Van Gogh Alive experience as presented by the Producers. Any other display including the Sunflower Room, Van Gogh bedroom and Interpretive Gallery, is offered as a complimentary and additional component to your visit and is not core to the enjoyment or fulfilment of the overall Van Gogh Alive experience. In order to comply with New Zealand Government regulations related to COVID-19, some, or all, of these supplementary components may be closed at the time of your visit and should that occur, the Producers shall use their best endeavours to provide Van Gogh Alive customers with a future opportunity to enjoy the impacted areas. However, please note, no refunds shall apply should they be closed due to COVID-19 compliance.

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