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Small but lovely

As others have said, this is a temporary venue (but it has been a few years now). The gallery... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Duncan M
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Well worth a visit

Easy to find a park, fantastic gift shop, lovely staff. Plenty of other studios and gift shops very... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
SLRobinsonNZ
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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38 Taupo Quay, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As others have said, this is a temporary venue (but it has been a few years now). The gallery itself is small but had interesting stuff, but the shop is great - full of lovely things which aren't in all the other gift shops. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Duncan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The original building is currently under going rennovations to comply with updated earthquake building codes. Unfortunately, this leaves only a tiny portion of the museum's collection on view at the quayside location. Hugely disappointed. Anticipated reopening 2019?

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Easy to find a park, fantastic gift shop, lovely staff. Plenty of other studios and gift shops very close by so you can see heaps of them very easily.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SLRobinsonNZ
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Love visiting the gallery when I'm visiting. Sometimes I don't care for the exhibitions, but I love the gift shop! They have gorgeous hand-crafted pieces for sale!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CaroleB2352
Reviewed 7 May 2018

A interesting way to spend 1/2 an hour but it was all modern works of art and not much to hold our attention

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dave P
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I enjoyed great available and knowledgeable staff. I particularly admired the curator’s taste in the display. They organised the various works of art (various medium too) in a smart way, that is they found a theme, a thread, which I found subtle and able to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

When we were there, there were some nice exhibits but the experience cannot help being a disappointment to anyone who knows the Sarjeant Gallery's normal home - which is an architectural gem with a wonderful collection.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DanJVine
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Well my guide book says highly regarded exhibition of NZ oil paitings and WW1 photos...NO ! Just a load of poor modern "art". Nothing inspirational, norting exciting,nothing imaginative If you like the Emporers new clothes you might try it otherwsie what are they thinking. Rubbish!!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Baldbutsexy
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Sergeant is a museum-gallery right in the middle of town, close to i-site and everything. Mainly modern art, lots of local art.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank jobst56
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Wonderful displays and interpretive & descriptive info panels about artist and art. Would highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Dee20202
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