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

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Temporary quarters

The museum's temporary site is well arranged and had a nice exhibit when I visited. Pottery and other items by local artists were available in the entry/shop area. There's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David M
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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142 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum's temporary site is well arranged and had a nice exhibit when I visited. Pottery and other items by local artists were available in the entry/shop area. There's enough galleries and the Quartz museum in the area to make for at least a two-hour wander around. The I-Site can provide a quick map and route. The Sarjeant is a... More 

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Nambour, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The staff at this gallery were very friendly and helpful. The gallery is situated near the river, so a lot of nice buildings, coffee places and pubs close by. This gallery is displaying selected material from the substantial classical style gallery which stands atop a nearby hill in the civic precinct. It is currently closed as it is being assessed... More 

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1 Thank glaitken1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

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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1 Thank squaredrive2017
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

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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1 Thank rosiesview
Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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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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