Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre


The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand’s 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.

Changing out all the exhibitions three times a year, the Gallery presents artworks by contemporary artists, as well as showing the breadth and depth of the Len Lye Collection and Archive (estimated at more than 18,000 items).
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.

Inside experience innovative and provocative work by New Zealand and international artists in ever-changing exhibitions, regular talks about the art, tours, workshops, kids’ programmes and art-making sessions.

The 62-seat Len Lye Centre Cinema screens Len Lye’s films, experimental, arthouse and cult films, artists’ moving image and regular film festivals. Book your tickets 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, cool kids’ stuff and limited edition collaborations you won’t find anywhere else.

Monica’s Eatery, next-door 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. Monica’s Eatery is open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


  • New Plymouth District residents: Free (with proof of address)
  • Under 16s: Free
  • 65+ years: $10.00
  • Visitors: $15.00

Contact Details

Physical Address

Queen Street 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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