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Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

General Information

58 Gloucester Street Christchurch 8013

03 941 7300

Opening Times - Check before visiting as might change

Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 10 am–5 pm
Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Monday 10 am–5 pm
Tuesday 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday 10 am–9 pm

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū is a catalyst for ambitious creativity in Ōtautahi Christchurch, collaborating with artists, and extending the Gallery’s influence beyond its walls. Our focus is on investing in the creation of new work, from its inception through to its potential acquisition, and representing the Gallery’s programme in a new integrated way that reflects Christchurch now. Our collection is this city’s treasury of art, a pātaka of our history, a rich armoury of images, memories and ideas. It’s part of us, and it gets more interesting over time, as works of art connect with us and each other, combining with our histories to enrich us all.
Notes for Cardholders

If we are have a paid exhibit on and you have the +1 icon on your card, your carer will receive free entry. It is expected that the carer stays with you at all times.

Standing and Queuing
We will bring you to the front of the queue and we can also offer a wheel chair or walking frame to view the artworks. To be confident that these are available please call or email to reserve one.
Level Access
Accessible car parking is available on Montreal Street and in the Gallery basement car park. See this website for maps, opening hours and charges : We have 2 lifts from the carpark - one onto the forecourt and one into the foyer. There is a lift between levels in the Gallery. If your mobility scooter is large or difficult to get into the lift we can provide access between levels via Back of House. Ideally this will be by appointment so that we have a staff member available to help you when you need it.
Our building is large, however, there is plenty of seating throughout that you are welcome to use. Accessible car parking is available on Montreal Street and in the Gallery basement car park. See this website for maps, opening hours and charges : We have an onsite wheelchairs available for you to use which can be booked in advance or speak with one or team when you arrive and they will do their best to assist you.
Urgent Toilet Access
We have 4 accessible toilets, 2 on each level If you present this icon to us we will ensure you are next to use the toilet in a discrete way.
Disability Assist Dogs
We are happy to comply with the NZ law with respect to disability assistance dogs. The staff at the reception desk will be happy to arrange to offer you water for your dog and indicate where the nearest place is for it to relive itself.
Essential Companions
Rarely, we have a paying exhibition on. However, if you have a +1 icon on your card we will offer your carer a free ticket to any paying exhibition.
Difficulty Accessing Visual Information
If you would like assistance processing visual information, please ask one of our Visitor Hosts to explain the art work or exhibition to you.
Difficulty Accessing Audible Information
Most art works do not have an audio component. If you are wanting to visit an artwork that has a sound component which may need the volume adjusted up, please contact us prior so that we can discuss options. If you are coming to an event, our auditorium has a hearing loop.
Hidden Disabilities
Through the staff's training, they are generally aware of hidden disabilities. Please speak to them about how they can assist in making your time with us extraordinary.
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