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Address: 7 Harbour Street, or 9 Tyne St, | Historic Precinct, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Phone Number: 27 3666201
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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great place to spend an afternoon

easy to spend money here as there are some excellent items to view, open hours were convenient other shops in the immediate area are worth a look too

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
garymcp99
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

easy to spend money here as there are some excellent items to view, open hours were convenient other shops in the immediate area are worth a look too

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Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Something for everyone and resident artists to chat to, some find the gallery a little hard to find, just head to Harbour street and the doorway is next to Birdlands wine bar - up the stairs!

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New Zealand
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoy heading up the stairs and seeing what treasures there are in Donna's gallery. Can spend an hour in here looking at all the amazing art work and things for sale. Always something that takes my eye and a good range of prices.

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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The trip up the stairs is well worth it, a gallery full of quirky and interesting art from the district and more as well as Donna's own work. Great browsing.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Situated in the Victorian area of Oamaru, the Grainstore Gallery is the result of the creative artist Donna Demente's endless imagination. She has filled this fairy tale place with papier mâché masks, some small, others are enormous, and wonderful Renaissance style paintings. If you have ever wanted to see a huge paper mâché sculpture of Queen Victoria, complete with crown... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Don't miss this attraction: the building itself is the star! (But the art is pretty good too!) This was a real highlight of my visit to Oamaru

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SG
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

If you like old buildings, this is someplace you should not miss. enjoyed my quick look around, wish I had more time to explore.

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Down Under
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Follow a sign on the street and enter an airy hideaway filled to the rafters with a range of romantic and surreal art. MUST SEE! Worth climbing the flights of stairs, trust me. Items range from $5 to $5000. I'll be back to buy some art.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is a gem of an odd gallery, with faces everywhere. always fun and welcoming. We were allowed to wear some papier mache bird heads and it was like dropping into a friend's house while they are having a party.

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Otago
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Three lots of stairs to get to the top. Some very interesting work by Donna Dementhe and other artists. I liked the subjects with different eyes. Different!

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