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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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The outside of the building and visible atrium architecture is quite something. However it became... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jodee R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Great even for those who are not into galleries

I am not a gallery person, but I enjoyed the visit very much. An eclectic mix of everything, bright... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Worcester Blvd & Montreal St, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
+64 3-941 7300
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The outside of the building and visible atrium architecture is quite something. However it became quite ordinary once inside. Just hallways with galleries which were bland and lacked imagination. The Music in the Front Lobby was great and really lifted the experience.

Thank Jodee R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am not a gallery person, but I enjoyed the visit very much. An eclectic mix of everything, bright and cozy building, with all the facilities you need. The staff are friendly as well. A great rainy day activity. And it’s FREE!

Thank barsegh
Reviewed 3 days ago

There were a wonderful variety of galleries to wander through. The Len Lye exhibit was interesting, make sure to have time to see all of the pieces in action! Entry was free, with optional donations.

Thank catiepie1011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free entry but there are donations box's around for you to pay into if you want. Nice big gallery with lots to look at.

Thank ericapetersgalatea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful gallery with great exhibitions. Friendly staff who were great with the school children who were visiting too.

Thank Janesmir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to the Art Gallery since before the Christchurch earthquakes. I took a bunch of friends with me. Everyone really enjoyed it! Lots to see and talk about. Trot along to The Villas Cafe/Restaurant for a bite to eat afterwards, as there is...More

1  Thank Astrav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself as many here have mentioned, is worth a look in itself. The exhibitions obviously change from time to time. On my visit there was an exhibition of New Zealand paintings which I really enjoyed. The descriptions of the paintings along with information...More

Thank Vardomannen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed the building more than the exhibitions, but presumably they change them from time to time, so next time may be better. Its a very nice space, very dramatic. Its nice to see that it was designed well enough to largely escape the earthquakes.

Thank May1958
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great building, fab exhibitions and talks, see their website. Always something interesting to see and wander around. Don't miss it.

Thank Ngaizone
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The Christchurch Art Gallery has reopened after undergoing big changes due to the 2011 earthquake. It's now a gorgeous, earthquake-proof building with beautiful spaces and exhibitions open to the public. There's a mix of interesting installations, local and international paintings, sculptures and more. Admission is...More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
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