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Address: 38 Taupo Quay, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 6-349 0506
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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thoughtfully put together!

Thoughtfully put together with a story line linking the exhibits. Friendly staff. Shame the original building was undergoing earthquake strengthening so the exhibit was in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
squaredrive2017
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoughtfully put together with a story line linking the exhibits. Friendly staff. Shame the original building was undergoing earthquake strengthening so the exhibit was in temporary premises.

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Thank squaredrive2017
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The original Sarjeant Gallery is going to be upgraded (big job!) but this "pop-up shop" is still worth a visit. Free entry, interesting little gallery shop, very friendly receptionist the day we went.

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Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Seems that they want to develop an art market for the pottery That is fine if it's art quality Some is and some has just got a name But even a name does not take pottery from functional to art and justify the price they try to charge A gallery that is nice and a cultured greeter do not turn... More 

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Thank CraigTatts
Prague, Czech Republic
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Don't miss this place, free entry too. Interesting exhibits with kids things and a great shop definitely a top class place

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Thank thatoldbloke
Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We ran into this little gallery and gift shop on our arrival in Wanganui. It was a must-see - especially if you are looking for a lovely gift for family/friends. Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank Robyn H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I always visit the gallery when I am visiting Whanganui as the collection is diverse and the curators ensure interesting & different themes each time. I look forward to when the gallery is able to return to it's true home as the original building is a Whanganui icon. Great gallery shop also.

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Thank Jocelyn P
Whanganui, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We often call in for our art fix. Today's visit was very enjoyable with a new show of older paintings by classy artists like Evelyn Page and Joanna Margaret Paul. And I always love to browse the great jewellery in the gallery shop. The staff really know their stuff, too. Ask them about their own art projects and you may... More 

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Thank nin132
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The temporary Sarjeant Gallery found on Taupo Quay in Whanganui has managed to continue the reputation of the Sarjeant Gallery while the old building on the nearby hill is been earthquake strengthened and extended. Worth while a visit to see contemporary and historical provincial and national art.

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Thank Christodoulos M
Hove, UK
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282 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This building is only temporary, as their home is being both earthquake-proofed and enlarged. As such, I thought I was in a private, commercial gallery. It has a very modern feel. As a result of the move, the gallery has been going through its storeroom and finding new works. One of its exhibitions is a small sample of some of... More 

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Thank doctorj42
Tauranga, New Zealand
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177 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The art pieces were all right, not that stunning. I spent more time looking at the silver jewelry in the shop.

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