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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Queen Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+6467596717
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An Architectural work of Art.

This gallery is a work of art in its own right inside and out. It gives the impression of boundless... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2017
Colin C
Not my thing at all

For the visitor to the city may find it to their liking although some Australian relatives recently... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2017
Phil W
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The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery building is currently closed for earthquake strengthening, Gallery upgrades and construction of the Len Lye Centre. Opening mid 2015, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre will consolidate New Plymouth as the home of Len Lye, provide permanent access to the Collection and Archive, and greatly enhance the Govett-Brewster's ability to deliver exceptional contemporary art projects for our audience. To follow our progress and view the Govett-Brewster Collection and Len Lye's work, see our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Queen Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 15, 2017

This gallery is a work of art in its own right inside and out. It gives the impression of boundless space. It also houses some great historical art works well worth going to see.

Thank Colin C
Reviewed May 15, 2017

For the visitor to the city may find it to their liking although some Australian relatives recently were disappointed. Not a great deal on display and some things only work every no and then and you need to sit there alongside and wait for it...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

A most unusual Art Gallery which is themed every few months, well worth the visit, even just to look at the space.

Thank Erich A
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Adults enjoyed it kids did but tired quickly. Amazing building and we loved the Len Lye sculptures! The viewing in the cinema was amazing given it was created 100 years ago but again kids tired quickly!

Thank natashab560
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

We were thoroughly impressed with the brilliant visual spectacle of the exterior of this unusual structure. At night time it was lit by a few colours from the illuminated clock tower across the road. The colours became really spectacular when the shiny silver walls became...More

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a statement building inside and out and worth a visit just for that. However the art and people inside are also amazing. Make sure you give yourself time to enjoy it all.

Thank Jared M
Reviewed May 5, 2017

it was our first visit to this gallery and we truly loved it. It is big enough to entertain you for a couple of hours and small enough to see it all in one visit.

Thank lizcooch
Reviewed April 28, 2017

There was a really cool sound, film and light show going on when we visited. you just park up on the floor, chill, and marvel at the modernism that was apparent back in the 1920's!

Thank Kiwiseeingallthereis
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We were only in New Plymouth for a short time and did not go inside, but the whole building from the outside is amazing and can provide some very cool and interesting photo opportunities. So do not miss it even if only looking from the...More

Thank kev_deb2012
Reviewed April 23, 2017

can only recommend it, we only had a short stay in New Plymouth but this gallery was definetly one of my favourite places there

Thank SofiaEds
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