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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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Gorgeous exterior.

Very few exhibits and we were very disappointed. Very little to see. The best exhibit was The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gaynor T
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Pretty amazing

The exhibits here change from time to time and the building itself is well worth a visit - it is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Narziss
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New Zealand
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The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery building is currently closed for earthquake strengthening, gallery upgrades and construction of the Len Lye Centre. Opening mid 2015, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre will consolidate New Plymouth as the home of Len Lye, provide permanent access to the Collection and Archive, and greatly enhance the Govett-Brewster's ability to deliver exceptional contemporary art projects for our audience.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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

Very few exhibits and we were very disappointed. Very little to see. The best exhibit was The Golden Bearing.

Thank Gaynor T
Reviewed 2 days ago

The exhibits here change from time to time and the building itself is well worth a visit - it is virtually adjacent to the old clock tower so easy to visit if you're in the vicinity.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building with beautiful art. This place has to be on your list! Iconic art and kinetic sculpture. Great activities for kids/teens. Great coffee shop. All good. GO!!

Thank martout
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great building though the exibition was a flop in our view. Worth a visit to this amazing shiny building.

Thank Wheller151
Reviewed 5 days ago

the outside of this building is almost a visiting place on its own, but the discplays inside were intersting

Thank Kenny100653
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited with my 9 year old daughter and we both left feeling very disappointed. It’s a beautiful building from the outside - but that’s where it ends. Very sparse inside. I believe they are going to start charging entry soon - save your money...More

Thank Nakichick
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While I love great art, I’m a structural engineer so found the architecture of the Len Lye Centre as compelling as the art. Enjoyed the exhibitions but in truth expected a little more Len Lye in the LLC!

Thank RhysterNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not generally into modern art but it was raining so decided to go in. The building its self is impressive and some of the exhibits certainly stretched ones imagination. People were on hand to help explain the works in every room which was great....More

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have wanted to visit the newly refurbished gallery since it reopened. Love the new space. Very cool The gallery was engaging for the children. I would have liked to see more of Lye’s kenetic sculptures but it was really interesting to see some of his...More

Thank JoteePark
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard a lot about this place so was looking forward to visiting the gallery and was expecting a lot but was greatly disappointed. Yes, the exterior was nice and I took some photos but once inside it was a big let down. I...More

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