Tena koutou, Tena koutou, Tena tatou katoa. Nau mai haere mai ki te Govett Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre.

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand's contemporary art museum and home to the collection of modernist filmmaker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye.

The latest addition to the Govett-Brewster – the Len Lye Centre – is New Zealand’s first institution dedicated to a single artist, the pioneering filmmaker and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye.

As New Zealand's leading contemporary art gallery we deliver three exhibition suites per year. In order for us to do this, large parts parts of the building are closed at certain times of the year to enable the changeover of exhibitions. These times are around Mar/Apr, Jul/Aug and Nov/Dec. If you're planning to visit around these times please check our website, our exhibitions pages will tell you when changeover is. We will always be open seven days a week though, with films and artworks for you to see.

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All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible and a limited number of wheelchairs are available from reception. Assistance dogs are welcome. Baby-changing facilities available.


General entry FREE, with donations appreciated

Charges apply for Monica Brewster Evenings, some cinema screenings, and special events. See website and reception for details and tickets

General info

Please help us care for the art work:

  • A coat and bag check is available at reception for valuables
  • Please refrain from eating or drinking in our gallery spaces
  • Feast your eyes, but please don’t touch the art work
  • The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre is a smoke-free area
  • Feel free to take photographs for personal use, but do not use the flash and note that special conditions may apply to photography of some artworks
  • WiFi available in all gallery spaces. Please respect fellow visitors when using personal mobile devices
  • Please refrain from talking on mobile telephones in exhibition spaces and the cinema

Ask our friendly visitor services team if you’re unsure about anything, we are here to help!

Groups & Tours

Group tours available on request, please see our tour offer or contact us to make a booking

Open seven days

10am – 5pm

Closed Christmas Day

Free entry
Free wifi

We're at:
42 Queen Street
New Plymouth 4310
Aotearoa New Zealand

Post to us:
Private Bag 2025
New Plymouth 4342
Aotearoa New Zealand

+64 6 759 6060

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