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Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu)

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Address: Worcester Blvd & Montreal St, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-941 7300
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Spacious and interesting

A wonderfully spacious set of galleries for displaying a wide range of exhibitions. Several permanent exhibitions but invariably something new on display. Very helpful staff.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderfully spacious set of galleries for displaying a wide range of exhibitions. Several permanent exhibitions but invariably something new on display. Very helpful staff.

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily located look for the hand on the roof, a good selection of international and local, with special exhibits, easy to walk from central Christchurch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe the gallery had only just reopened( 3 days) when we visited, it was free entry. We spent a few hours here enjoying the art. There were prints in the foyer for sale - not easy to bring back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the art lovers, a must see in Christchurch. I love the building, I love the inside and the permanent exhibitions. Really worth it a visit. You will not regret.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed browsing the different exhibitions. Helpful staff. A nice building and as always some interesting bits in the gift shop.

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

The Christchurch Art Gallery has been a must-visit as long as it has been open. However, when the earthquakes resulted in its closure for several years, our trips to Christchurch were always somewhat disappointing. It is such a striking building, the exhibitions are changed regularly and it is such a pleasure to visit. Wonderful art! It will be even better... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really super New building with some great art installations. Free entry with a shop in the foyer the entrance hall is large and really has the wow factor.

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San Carlos, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good mainly modern art in a fancy and interesting building. This facility served as an assembly point during the earthquake early rebuilding. Very nice gift shop. Free entrance and clothing check. One of the best sights in the CBD and affords a nice contrast with the old university arts center nearby.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are just so lucky to be able to visit and enjoy such a well set up gallery. Beautiful art and very helpful and friendly staff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Sublime New Zealand artworks. A well curated selection that informs and amazes. Great architecture. Free, but please donate! Must visit attraction.

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