Rare Creations Interactive Wooden Art Gallery

Rare Creations Interactive Wooden Art Gallery

Rare Creations Interactive Wooden Art Gallery
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interactive Wooden Art Gallery, RARE CREATIONS offers Contemporary Furniture and a huge range of related wooden art and technical kit sets from 3 to 99 years old to bring back the lost creativity. It is the only gallery where it is almost compulsory to touch as we have many technical moving toys and sculptures.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Steve H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional Gallery
    I visited Rare Creations today, and what a fabulous Mapua Gallery this is. A splendid display of fine furniture, art, toys and interactive exhibits. There is something for everyone. A visitor experience not to be missed in beautiful Tasman.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Owen Shaw
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rare Creations Mapua: an absolute mus visit
    We visited Mapua for the views and happened upon Andreas Nieman's wonderful living display of craftmanship, ingenuity and artistic vision. Everywhere, working kitsets made of wood, interactive displays to keep kids fascinated for hours and beautifully crafted furniture. To top it all off, a cafe where coffee is delivered by a model train!! It is a working , living symphony in praise of craftsmanship, natural products and endless imagination that appeals to young and old . You could talk to Andreas himself for hours about his work and the work of others like him. A must see.. and be prepared to take your time. A joyous experience.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2023
  • Dream62464132416
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely magical!
    OMG this place is a must see, the most amazing interactive sculptures and spectacular craftsmanship. It’s like Charlie and the Chocolate factory with wooden treasures. Absolutely magical, might need to pop in a few times just to make sure I didn’t miss something 💕
    Visited May 2023
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Stuart L
    Auckland, New Zealand52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A totally unexpected treat!
    Absolutely incredible range of wood craft, hand crafts, art and interactive toys. I wanted to spend hours there, and Andreas the owner is absolutely delightful in helping us view and interact with things. This is more than a store, it’s a destination for entertainment!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Zara S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical
    I have been to rare creations mapua many times. I take all the visitors that come to visit everytime. It is such an amazing shop with such beautiful, unique and creative creations. Walking through your store is a magical experience! Everything is great quality, I have purchased some lovely treasures from your store!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Venture784771
    Nelson, New Zealand11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guaranteed to brighten your day
    We visit this amazing gallery several times a year - in fact we take all our out of town visitors there. They invariably remark that they've never seen such an eclectic collection of clever wooden objects, machines, and fine furniture pieces. Andreas is a most personable and enthusiastic craftsman and collector. A stop at Rare Creations is guaranteed to brighten your day.
    Thank you heaps for the great review you have given me, made my day realy. Kind Regards, Andreas
    Written 23 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 November 2023
  • Anne F
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique highly skilled crafted furniture and other items
    Execellent must visit in Mapua. I was amazed by the creativity and skilled craftsmanship of the beautiful wooden furniture, styled to fit the body, creative unique designs, not seen before. A very interactive shop with amazing variety from interactive music boxes to bespoke furniture. A must visit, allow minimum 30 minutes plus, to see and try everything. A very skilled master craftsman, a wow factor.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 January 2024
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Sightsee41501345214
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a MUST SEE. We live locally and always take our guests there. There are such innovative designs. Just purchased some outdoor furniture which is truely inspirational. Please check it out.
Written 3 February 2024
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Passenger32411852358
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Fantastic to see some traditional engineering craftsmanship on display. The owner is very passionate and happy to delve into the details of the different elements making up the gallery. I loved the encouragement to touch and interact with some of the creations!
Written 21 January 2024
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Guide21421939455
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Great shop! Very creative designs, great layout, and friendly staff. The pies next door are also a great bonus!
Written 21 January 2024
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Anne F
Omokoroa Beach, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Execellent must visit in Mapua. I was amazed by the creativity and skilled craftsmanship of the beautiful wooden furniture, styled to fit the body, creative unique designs, not seen before. A very interactive shop with amazing variety from interactive music boxes to bespoke furniture. A must visit, allow minimum 30 minutes plus, to see and try everything. A very skilled master craftsman, a wow factor.
Written 11 January 2024
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James C
Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Beautiful designs and fun interactive exhibitions! Great place to find some gifts for Christmas or otherwise! Friendly owner who was very helpful.
Written 10 December 2023
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MsCrusey
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Fabulous place to visit - for all ages. A mix of mad scientist and wood craftsmanship - much made on site.

Highly recommend a 20-30 minute stop.
Written 28 November 2023
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Venture784771
Nelson, New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We visit this amazing gallery several times a year - in fact we take all our out of town visitors there. They invariably remark that they've never seen such an eclectic collection of clever wooden objects, machines, and fine furniture pieces. Andreas is a most personable and enthusiastic craftsman and collector. A stop at Rare Creations is guaranteed to brighten your day.
Written 10 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you heaps for the great review you have given me, made my day realy. Kind Regards, Andreas
Written 23 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Zara S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I have been to rare creations mapua many times. I take all the visitors that come to visit everytime. It is such an amazing shop with such beautiful, unique and creative creations. Walking through your store is a magical experience! Everything is great quality, I have purchased some lovely treasures from your store!
Written 14 October 2023
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ParaworthParaglide
Hohenschwangau, Germany8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Stunning displays, don’t miss out take your kids takes your friends. This place is a gem and the guy that runs it is incredibly skilled and knowledgeable
Loved it. Don’t miss out
Written 14 October 2023
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Phillip B
Hobart3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Brilliant hidden gem, amazing work, unique gifts well worth a visit.
The staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
Written 3 October 2023
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RARE CREATIONS INTERACTIVE WOODEN ART GALLERY: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM