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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Dowse Art Museum

The Dowse Art Museum
45 Laings Rd | Lower Hutt, Wellington 5040, New Zealand
04 570 6500
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Ranked #52 of 144 attractions in Wellington
Type: Art Museums
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Owner description: The Dowse is a nationally significant contemporary art museum as well as the public art gallery for Lower Hutt city. Just a 15 minute drive from downtown Wellington, The Dowse's programming is diverse and exciting, presenting works by local and international artists to a range of audiences. A busy events calendar complements each exhibition season with artists' talks, children's workshops and a monthly Late Lounge music session with bands and solo artists. Cafe and shop on site; free wi-fi.
New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Went to the Dowse this morning - interesting and varied exhibitions, good parking and access, great gallery space (and good cafe attached). One of the better places to visit in the Hutt Valley

Visited January 2013
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“sporadic visits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I went to the New Zealand Game Developer's Exhibit. I also have meetings at the Dowse cafe, it's a very laid back place. The exhibits are usually very interesting and edgy. I loved the White Cloud Worlds Exhibit.

Visited November 2012
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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“late lounge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

always worth checking out, one gig a month where you get to discover new sounds and peruse a gallery to live music

Visited November 2012
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Napier, New Zealand
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“Great to go & see!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Has some great things to see, good exhibition and then a great coffee after it all at the cafe. Well worth the visit.

Visited November 2012
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South Padre Island, Texas
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“Not worth a drive from Wellington if you are travelling from Overseas”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Most of the people who have reviewed this museum are locals. It is fine if you are looking for something to do when you live here, but it is a complete waste of time for someone travelling from a different country. You can get through the museum in about 30 minutes. I would not be happy if I left Wellington to go to this museum as there are a lot more interesting things to do in Wellington that are close together. Plus, from an International perspective, it doesn't compare to Modern Art in larger cities.

Visited April 2012
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