We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Worth the Climb!

Seldom to you see such a spacious gallery for displaying art, it really allows for each of the many... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
Beware... alot of stairs to climb

But worth it, an interesting warehouse style art gallery with some lovely works and rugs, the sales... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Read all 11 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
15 Mar 2017
“Worth the Climb!”
15 Feb 2017
“A Victorian secret ..”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Harbour Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
Write a Review
Reviews (11)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Seldom to you see such a spacious gallery for displaying art, it really allows for each of the many pieces to stand out, and is an impressive area. Historic touches include leaving some of the old machinery in place.The Loft also has a collection of...More

Thank walnuts143
Reviewed 26 February 2017

But worth it, an interesting warehouse style art gallery with some lovely works and rugs, the sales lady was a little pushy with selling something... anything !!

Thank Stormpipes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

One of many buildings within the Harbor Precinct that is worth while to visit and see the architecure ... any building in theis area is nice to look at and see how they built them in the not too distant past ... many places have...More

1  Thank cruzee2017
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Large open space with a variety of art work, definitely worth a look and adds to the options to take a leisurely look at whilst wandering around this area of Oamaru.

Thank Rme48
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We came here with family who live in Oamaru who said this is a great place full of artworks etc. Once we had walked up the stairs we were met with a large bare loft with a couple of pictures hung on the wall and...More

Thank Jonnyconcrete1
Reviewed 16 January 2017

It said go up the stairs - we did. x2 flights of old wooden stairs but wonderful scenes at the top. Used to exhibit local artists now but we just loved the wooden rafters and arched windows. Gives it heaps of character. The stairs creak...More

Thank Shane g
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great to visit, lots of interesting art works and crafts, it is up some stairs and hope you find as well worth a look......

Thank Divinginnz
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We spent quite a bit of time deciding which prints to buy, there were so many nice old fashioned ones.

1  Thank GroverNZ
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We enjoying looking at the art works - lots to choose from and take home. Definitely worth a look in when you're in Oamaru.

Thank Iona007
Reviewed 26 July 2013

The Loft is upstairs over the Tile shop. Entering the large area at the top of the stairs is like going into someone's warm comforatble living room stuffed with artwork, card, exhibition space and sculptures. Jackie Margaret has her artistic philosophy on show here and...More

1  Thank cinquefoil
Nearby Restaurants
Scotts Brewing Co
189 reviews
.09 miles away
330 reviews
.13 miles away
Star and Garter
338 reviews
.09 miles away
The Last Post Pub Restaurant
264 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Oamaru's Victorian Precinct
503 reviews
.02 miles away
Steampunk HQ
739 reviews
.08 miles away
Oamaru Public Gardens
142 reviews
.52 miles away
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
76 reviews
.24 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Loft staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines