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Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu)

Worcester Blvd & Montreal St, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
+64 3-941 7300
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (20 reviews)
“len lye” (7 reviews)
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Worcester Blvd & Montreal St, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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+64 3-941 7300
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"beautiful building"
in 18 reviews
"on display"
in 20 reviews
"len lye"
in 7 reviews
"great architecture"
in 4 reviews
"stopped short"
in 3 reviews
"maori portraits"
in 3 reviews
"free entry"
in 15 reviews
"thought provoking"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop is"
in 3 reviews
"free tour"
in 4 reviews
"short visit"
in 4 reviews
"new zealand"
in 19 reviews
"new building"
in 4 reviews
"great space"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"rainy day"
in 9 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
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Reviewed yesterday

A gallery with a wide range of exhibitions. Well worth a visit for a couple of hours as there is plenty to see and we enjoyed the variety.

Thank AliSin01
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The exhibits at the moment are a nice combination of gallery, with some challenging modern works, and museum, with some older representational works. The latter particularly appealed to us - ten older pieces with explanatory boards covering not only the art works themselves but also...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well presented and architecturally striking building housing precious and unusual artworks. Bright and warm, be sure to visit.

Thank robin p
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was just a casual visit to the gallery the gallery had so many different beautiful paintings and well organised info about different things. how i wish i could have visited gallery during any exhibition it would have been amazing m sure the building is...More

Thank JohnnyFlyGuy547
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not visit any particular exhibition, but the building and its visitor galleries and retail outlets are really nice. It is an architecturally interesting building - very pretty, but I wouldn't go here to just see the building. You only really need to visit...More

Thank MarkKristie
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think I loved most the Colour room which features a different colour every other exhibit, which is more oriented towards children but actually I found my favourite part! A nice mix of contemporary and colonial pieces. The building itself is interesting as is its...More

Thank Roxane U
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

I am an artist and visit the Gallery regularly to look at potential trends,styles and general art forms.The guides are all terrific people with a very good grasp of their subjects. The Gallery itself is very modern,well and appropriately lighted,with subdued sound levels.

Thank The C
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The building alone is impressive with its modern galleries & entrance hall. The installations were interesting & thought provoking. The bathrooms were a huge let down for such a modern building. It was almost like they were a second thought. Worth a visit to this...More

Thank Natasha G
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The children loved looking at all the different artworks. There was also a booklet to complete. This gave the ‘adults’ time to enjoy the different exhibitions. A little something for everyone. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Wonderful facilities.

Thank TravelMum84
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

For a city like Christchurch, this gallery houses a good cross section of all genres, with adequate space for visiting exhibitions, such as the one we saw during our visit, featuring British contemporary artist, John Stezaker. Wonderful contemporary building with lots of amenities.

Thank CadigalSydneya1
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