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Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu)

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Worcester Blvd & Montreal St, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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All reviews on display beautiful building len lye great architecture free entry free tour short visit rainy day new building new zealand worth a visit couple of hours few hours gift shop botanic gardens exhibits jacqueline
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it is really cool to look if your a tourist or a adult most kids don't enjoy it but some do enjoy i really like the hand it looks like thing from that movie

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank INKY234
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joined a morning guided tour and it was wonderful. The guide (Norma) was friendly, informative and passionate about the gallery and the collections. Her narration brought the collections to life. In the end the tour ran over time as nobody wanted it to stop! I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn’t planning on stopping here but glad I did! It’s amazing to see people’s talents and skills. Definitely worth the stop

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kmariee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful innovative building, love the ideas and design of the building, good to see that it is not "big slabs of concrete" and is low height and fits in with the surrounds, had morning tea and it was delicious

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Guide633889
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome building, great exhibitions, comfy nooks to sit and enjoy free wifi. Photography allowed without flash. Free entry. Great games table for kids although the day we were there, all of the adults were using it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Aobrien2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was running out of things to do in Christchurch and saw this place. Not much of an art enthusiast but for the brief period I was here, it kept me fairly occupied and I enjoyed myself tremendously! The museum shop has some really interesting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sarahgailw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed to alter our outdoor plans on a rainy day in Christchurch, so we went to the nearby museum. The artwork covered everything from 14th century drawings to modern art (many of the artists are still living). It's not very big in comparison to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoeMamaVegas
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The architecture of this building may be the best art on display. Just beautiful. The collection itself is a bit mixed, but that perhaps just reflects that I am not a huge fan of ultra modern art and art "installations." Definitely worth a visit, if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MBA60302
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I would "generally" describe this gallery as one of modern art, but yes I was quite glad to also find a "pretty fair number" of big traditional-styled paintings (since I just don't have much of an eye, so to speak, for modern art); the "most...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Myo M
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

The building itself qualifies as a work of art, but when you step inside you’ll find lots more to delight you. Although not a huge gallery, the works on display during my visit were interesting, varied and inspirational- I was even able to make a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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The Art Gallery has a lift for people in wheelchairs or using mobility aids. It also has a ramp for access as well as the stairs. There are several accessible toilets on both levels.
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