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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre

42 Queen Street | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Lovely Gem

Great staff who are there to guide you through the amazing selections. Always great interactive... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ayla T
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Fantastic building on the outside

The title says it all. Its an amazing building to look at. Thats about where it ends. Theres a real... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Welcome to a place of art and ideas. Expect the unexpected at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, showing provocative contemporary art since 1970. Exhibitions change out every four months so there's always something new to experience. The new addition to the Govett-Brewster, the Len Lye Centre, showcases New Zealand-born artist Len Lye's ideas and artworks in film, sculpture, painting and photography. It also shows exhibitions of work by artists whose practice is related to Len Lye's. The boutique 60-seat cinema screens Lye's ground-breaking films, a selection of international film festivals, experimental, arthouse and cult movies, as well as a New Zealand cinema, symposia and lectures. Open seven days, 10am – 5pm (+ Thursday night films), the entrance to the art gallery is on Queen St. Entry's by donation. Be sure to save some time for the wonderful Govett-Brewster Shop where you can treat yourself or find unique gifts of books, stationery, homewares, jewellery and cool kids’ stuff.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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42 Queen Street | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great staff who are there to guide you through the amazing selections. Always great interactive activities for young kids to adults. A movie to watch and something to learn. All inside a truly beautiful building.

Thank Ayla T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The title says it all. Its an amazing building to look at. Thats about where it ends. Theres a real lack of exhibits and basically a totally boring experience. The fact that its free entry helps, you would not want to pay to enter. There...More

Thank vomo2i
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived in time for a guided tour of Len Lye and gallery. Very interesting and informative talk. Need the tour to understand the concepts behind the work. Had lunch at adjoining restaurant delicious.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with two 12 year olds and quite underwhelmed. Got told off for touching what seemed to be an interactive ‘touchy’ piece of weird art which was sitting on a low table. I feel they would have been telling people/kids off all day for touching...More

1  Thank trippychic99
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

just boring. seemed over rated as a place. alot of money into something that didnt seem very good to be in

1  Thank 763stephm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

been here a couple of times, they are about to start charging out of town visitors $15 per adult. It is not worth the entry price, take some photos of the outside, but be warned there is a whole lot of nothing inside

1  Thank Brent H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At the time we visited it was a pity that most of the Galleries were being changed over so not alot to see but the building is quite spectacular.

Thank Shapeup48
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Great place to visit and wander around. We've not really into modern art but there were some interesting things to watch as they moved and the building is sensational. A pity there wasn't a few more exhibits

Thank Dave P
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Free entry and free video to watch. Great reading about this amazing artist. Just found there were many barren high walls. Big tick to very clean toilets

Thank shirlthepearl1958
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The Len Lye Museum is just a triumph - what an amazing, jaw-droppingly beautiful building in this artistic outpost of NZ! New Plymouth is so lucky! And inside is a truly mesmerizing exhibition about Lye's work, vision, and extraordinary innovation and artistry. I knew it...More

Thank B E
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