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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

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Address: Queen Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-759 6060
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The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery building is currently closed for earthquake...

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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Closed on tuesdays

Would have loved to view, but sadly it is closed on tuesdays. Loved the creative exterior deign, but disappointed not to get in. Pity when it's the only day you have :-(

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
gorgle
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Thames, New Zealand
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Thames, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Would have loved to view, but sadly it is closed on tuesdays. Loved the creative exterior deign, but disappointed not to get in. Pity when it's the only day you have :-(

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Federal Way, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the interior art too of course, but the exterior is so striking, it will be what you remember. Worth the stop!

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Thank Victoria L
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Husband has limited mobility. Wheelchair provided. Assisted from when we pulled up in our car outside. Staff available to wheel my husband, especially during the Maori welcome Made it simple to be part of the welcome including the hongi. Staff continued to assist with the morning tea, touring the exhibition and transferring back to our car.

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Thank Oscar2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was to be the highlight of our visit to New Plymouth especially by the very knowledgeable art enthusiasts in our group. There is no entry charge you can make a donation. The exterior of the building is amazing and very different. The staff charming, attentive and appeared to know their subject. My personal impression, I have no art knowledge... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth seeing the film that runs at regular intervals to give you a better insight into the nature of Len Lye's work. Marvellous and varied displays

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Thank 500Chris500
Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here because we're big fans of Len Lye and expected to see lots of examples of his work. We were very surprised to discover that there are only a couple of his works on display. A Flip and Two Twisters is currently the major installation and 40 people crowded in front of it to... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apart from the Len Lye attractions we thought the rest of the gallery was disappointing. We missed the Len Lye movie which we're told is very good. The Len Lye exhibits are worth seeing.

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Thank 2kiwis_11
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disappointed with the displays, but the actual building is very impressive.Seems like a lot of empty walls

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Thank Bridgegirls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to be missed. Take a guided tour to get the most! First, check out times when the Trilogy master work is activated. Monica's cafe next door is superb

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Wellington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great architectural building with its mirrored exterior walls. Very small inside and sorry but I can't really relate to a lot of the large expensive empty spaces inside exhibiting not a lot.

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