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Christchurch Art Gallery attractions and activities

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Canterbury, South Island

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū is a soaring light filled gallery with a child focused information sheet as well as an interactive sheet for children to complete.

The gallery is adjacent to a cafe with a wide selection of classic New Zealand fare such as sausage rolls. A perfect foil for an hour or perhaps a day immersed in all things art.

  • Open daily
  • Admission is free
Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

Welcome to Christchurch Art Gallery, home to one of New Zealand’s most important public art collections.

Awesome apt description of the Christchurch Art Gallery composed by themselves. The place is not dull, boring or just for arty crafty types. It is deliberately for everyone with diverse tastes and interests. The building itself is a homage to modernism and a striking contrast to the nearby Arts Centre in all its stone glory.

Shopping at the Christchurch Art Gallery – the design store

Short on time and want a unique New Zealand themed gift for yourself (perhaps friends and family) THE DESIGN STORE is the place for gifts large in personality yet not expensive. Design Store’s inspiration is the Christchurch Art Gallery collections and exhibitions. From beautiful coffee table books to books examining topics from varied perspectives to a superb collection of cards to gorgeous jewellery, sweets and imaginative gifts you will not leave without something to remind you of Christchurch.

Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand
Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand

Christchurch Art Gallery opening hours

Open 10am until 5pm daily

Late night Wednesday until 9pm FREE ENTRY


Corner Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street
Christchurch, New Zealand

How to find the Christchurch Art Gallery


The Gallery is a pleasant ten minute stroll from the central bus interchange. Bus 17 crosses Montreal Street one block south of the Gallery, approximately a two-minute walk from the Gallery.


The Christchurch Art Gallery is situated on the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street, an easy walking distance from the central bus interchange and central city attractions.

Christchurch Art Gallery in NZ
Christchurch Art Gallery in NZ
Christchurch New Zealand, Art Gallery the spectacular glass and steel art gallery at twilight
Christchurch New Zealand, Art Gallery


Christchurch has a network of cycleways and cycle lanes. Bike racks are available on the Gallery forecourt.


We have the most colourful underground car parking in the city. Probably the country really.


If you are sightseeing in Christchurch the heritage tram stops right outside the Gallery.

What more information about art and crafts in Christchurch. Look no further than the exciting creators inhabiting the Christchurch Arts Centre nearby.

For cultural and heritage Christchurch attractions check out

And then there is always the weekend markets for exploration … don’t miss the local doyenne of weekend markets, Riccarton Sunday Market. A perfect weekend treat for visitors.

For more holiday inspiration check out Things to do in Christchurch places to visit, attractions, activities & heritage.


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