Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre


The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand’s first and only museum of contemporary art.

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.

With its curved exterior walls of mirrorlike stainless steel, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre is the country’s first example of destination architecture linked to contemporary art.

Experience innovative and provocative work by New Zealand and international artists, an ever-changing exhibition programme, giant kinetic works, a regular event and education programme, daily tours and a late-night on Thursdays.

A quarterly film programme in the 62-seat Len Lye Centre Cinema plays daily, and the cinema is also a welcoming environment for audiences to experience Len Lye’s films, local and international cinema, arthouse and experimental films, and regular film festival programming. Tickets available online or at the Govett-Brewster Shop.

For something a little different, try the Govett-Brewster Shop. Contemporary design and objects of inspiration,
jewellery, Len Lye and Govett-Brewster merchandise, books, gift cards, kids’ stuff and limited edition collaborations you won’t find anywhere else.

Monica’s Eatery, adjacent to the Govett-Brewster, is an international art café inspired by the life and spirit of Monica Brewster, a globetrotter even before the golden age of air travel and the founding patron of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Contact Details

Physical Address

Corner of Queen Street and Devon St West, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Postal Address

New Zealand



Disabled Access

Suitable wheelchair access

Operating Months

Open All Year

Operating Hours

10.00am - 5.00pm

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