Museums & Galleries

Taranaki boasts world-renowned art galleries and museums. Take a few hours to explore and enjoy the arts and cultural wealth of the region. Look out for exhibitions taking place during November.

For other experiences to enjoy around Taranaki head to website Taranaki Like No Other

 

Gover St Gallery

A not-for-profit independent community gallery for Taranaki artists to showcase and sell their work. The Taranaki Arts Trail Artist exhibition will run from 25 Oct - 20 Nov.

/ 19 Gover St, NP / Free entry
/ Mon – Sun, 10am - 4pm
/ FB @goverstgallery

 

 

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre

Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier contemporary art museum and the global home of Len Lye’s art and ideas.

Exhibitions | Events | Cinema | Shop

/ 42 Queen St, NP
/ Open seven days / 10am – 5pm
/ govettbrewster.com

 

 

Koru on Devon

Tony Rumball, artist, opens his exhibition at Koru On Devon on the 29 Oct through the Garden Festival and over the Reset 2020 festival. Koru on Devon’s collaborative artists exhibition is also running through the festivals.

/ 87 Devon St West, NP / Free entry
/ 10am – 4pm (or by appointment)
/ korugalleries.co.nz

 

Kina NZ Design + Art Space

Aotearoa 2020 Exhibition: Contemporary NZ artists will present works, accompanied by artist thoughts on the year 2020 and their work.

/ 101 Devon St West, NP
/ Free entry / 12 Nov – 1 Dec / Mon – Fri, 9am – 5.30pm, Sat, 9.30am – 4pm, Sun, 10am – 3pm
/ kina.co.nz

 

 

Puke Ariki

Puke Ariki is an integrated knowledge hub comprising museum, library, research centre, museum store and i-SITE for a visitor experience that is like no other.

/ 65 St Aubyn St, NP / Free entry
/ Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm
/ pukeariki.com

 

 

The White Sail Gallery

Into The Blue: An exhibition featuring local Taranaki artist Jill White and Coromandel artist Libby McColl. Celebrating our unique New Zealand coast and waterways.

/ 35 Ocean View Parade, NP
/ Free entry / 3 - 30 Nov
/ Tues – Sun, 10am - 4pm
/ FB @ TheWhiteSailGallery

 

Hillsborough Holden Museum

New Zealand’s largest private collection of Holden cars and memorabilia, also features a Bathurst-themed mini-putt golf course, luge, and café.

/ 683 Egmont Rd, NP / Admission charges apply
/ Sat – Sun, 10am – 4pm, and public holidays
/ hillsboroughholdenmuseum.co.nz

 

Hall of Design

Maryanne Shearman: A collection of enthralling new paintings about journeys home, redemption, and quietness. Exhibition runs 18 Oct - 12 Nov.

/ 1139 South Rd, Ōakura / Free entry
/ See FB @hallofdesign.nz for open hours
/ hallofdesign.co.nz

 

Koru on Koru Sculpture Garden & Gallery

Contemporary art, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, and local stories.

/ 283 Koru Rd (road to Pukeiti off Surf Highway 45), Ōakura
/ Free entry
/ 30 Oct – 15 Nov, 9am – 4pm (or by appointment)
/ korugalleries.co.nz

 

Lumen Studios & Gallery

Lumen is run by artists Teresa Goodin and Alice Cowdrey who will be exhibiting their work, opening their studios and running workshops during Reset 2020.

/ 1729 South Rd, Tataraimaka / Free entry
/ Wed – Fri, 10am - 2pm, Sat – Sun, 10am - 4pm
/ lumengallery.co.nz

 

Fun Ho! National Toy Museum

The Fun Ho! National Toy Museum displays all models that were produced between 1935-1982, the toy making period of Underwood Engineering Co.

/ 25 Rata St, Inglewood / Admission charges apply
/ Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, Sat - Sun &
Public Holidays 10am - 2pm
/ funhotoys.co.nz

 

Mōkau Museum & Gallery

Established by the Tainui Historical Society to display the collection of artifacts that are of interest to Mōkau and surrounding districts.

/ 33 North St, Mōkau
/ Free entry
/ 10am – 4pm daily
/ mokaumuseum.nz

 

The Bank

A gallery featuring the works of photographer Mark Bellringer in a vintage retro store run by Barbara Valintine including unique one-off pieces.

/ 51 Bridge St, Eltham
/ Free entry
/ daily 10am - 4pm
/ thebank.net.nz

 

The Village Gallery

Still Potting: an exhibition by 3 Taranaki potters; Margaret Foley, Donna Hitchcock and Robyn Smaller. Come and see their imaginative, quirky pottery and mixed media at Eltham’s community art gallery.

/ 166 High St, Eltham
/ Free entry
/ 5 Nov – 14 Nov
/ Mon – Sat, 10am - 3pm
/ FB @ Eltham Village Gallery

 

Fenton Arts Collective

Purveyors of local coffee, NZ art and Fenton Street Gin. Book a tasting. Oct/Nov exhibitions by Michaela Stoneman (printmaker), and Mark Bellringer (photography). Festival Degustation: 7 Nov, $130 pp.

/ 11 Fenton St, Stratford
/ Free entry
/ Mon – Sat, 9am – 4pm, Sun, 10am – 4pm
/ fentonartscollective.co.nz

 

Percy Thomson Gallery

Creative Fibre Taranaki Exhibition: A selected exhibition of fashion and fibre art by Taranaki artists. Make sure to peruse the gallery shop featuring art from around Taranaki.

/ Prospero Place, 56 Miranda St, Stratford
/ Free entry
/ 17 Oct – 15 Nov
/ Mon – Fri, 10.30am - 4pm, Sat - Sun, 10.30am – 3pm
/ percythomsongallery.org.nz

 

Taranaki Pioneer Village

10 hectares of Taranaki heritage for you to take a nostalgic stroll through! An outdoor museum experience showing the life of our early pioneers.

/ 3912 Mountain Rd, Stratford
/ Admission charges apply
/ Sat – Sun, 10am – 4pm
/ pioneervillage.co.nz

 

The Emporium

Gallery and gifts run by a mother and daughter team. They sell on-behalf of local artists and stock a range of unique homewares and gifts.

/ 86 Tasman St, Ōpunake
/ Free entry
/ Wed - Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 10am - 3pm
/ FB @ theemporiumopunake

 

Tawhiti Museum

Acclaimed as one of the most innovative museums in the country. Life size exhibits and scale models present Taranaki heritage in a series of engaging displays.

/ 401 Ohangai Rd, Hāwera
/ Admission charges apply
/ Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 10am - 4pm
/ tawhitimuseum.co.nz

 

Quirky Fox Gallery

Showcasing established and emerging creative talent from both local and international artists.

/ 205a High St, Hāwera
/ Free entry
/ Mon - Fri, 10am – 4.30pm, Sat 10am -1pm
/ quirkyfox.co.nz

 

Lysaght Watt Gallery

Embroidered Effects: an exhibition by the South Taranaki Stitchcraft Guild. Chain Reaction: Weaving by the NZ Professional Weavers Network.

/ 4-6 Union St, Hāwera
/ Free entry
/ 26 Oct – 21 Nov
/ Mon – Fri, 10am - 4pm, Sat, 10am – 2pm
/ lysaghtwattgallery.co.nz

 

Aotea Utanganui – Museum of South Taranaki

Featuring diverse exhibits reflecting a rich and vibrant local history.

/ 127 Egmont St, Pātea / Free entry
/ Mon – Sat, 10am - 4pm
/ museumofsouthtaranaki.wordpress.com

 

 

The Bank Room

Fairtrade coffee and a gallery featuring original artworks and homewares. Monthly guest artists, and home to in-house printmaker MB Stoneman.

/ 44 Bedford St, SH3, Pātea / Free entry
/ Tues - Fri, 10am - 2pm – or by appointment
/ mbstoneman.com/the-bank-room.html

 

Gallery Pātea

Established in 2016 by two artists, this gallery features, amongst other creatives, some artists who use local clay and stone resources in their work.

/ 56A Egmont St, SH3, Pātea / Free entry
/ Wed – Sat, 10am - 2pm or by appointment
/ FB @ Gallery Pātea

 

Waverley Glass Art Studio

International award-winning artist Lisa Walsh works with partner Jimi from their glass and mixed media studio. See also the adjacent sculpture garden.

/ 49 Wereroa Rd, Waverley / Free entry
/ 8.30am - 5pm daily, closed Wed
/ FB @ Waverley Glass Art Studio