Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna O Waiwhetu


Suitable for all ages

Depending what special exhibitions are on, this is generally not a particularly interactive gallery but kids still love it and there’s lots to look at including light, audio and visual exhibits. It’s worth asking for the galleries publication ‘Making the most of Christchurch Art Gallery with your kids’ and grab a copy of the ‘Kids’ art trail’ at the front desk to help keep kids engaged. It’s also worth checking what/when there are family exhibitions running here.

There are new toilets (the gallery reopened early 2016) including a parenting room. There’s a cafe ‘Universo Brasserie’ that’s open everyday from 10am if you need a break from the art!

The art gallery is about 1 block from the nearest tram stops, so you could tie a trip here in with a ride on the tram. Check here for more info on the Tram.

Photo credits: internal image Installation view with Bill Culbert’s Bebop 2013. Part of re-opening exhibition (2015-2016) at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. Photographer: John Collie. External image photographer: John Collie.

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Contact Information

Tel: 03 941 7300


Address: 49 Worcester Blvd, Christchurch (corner of Montreal Street). Onsite carpark (charges $1/30minutes) and there’s paid street parking around the gallery.

Open: daily 10am – 5pm (with a late night till 9pm on Wednesday). Every first Thursday of the month there’s an ‘Oh baby it’s art’ tour geared towards parents with babies. Buggies welcome (but can also be stored at the front desk for free).

Price: Free