The Lost Gypsy Gallery, Papatowai

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Create a lasting memory at The Lost Gypsy Gallery, dedicated to works by artist Blair Sommerville. Sommerville creates and displays intricate automata crafted from leftover odds and ends. In addition to art, the engineer produces small and large inventions that you can test yourself in hands-on displays. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the whimsical mechanical gadgets. Finish your visit in the cafe with delicious coffee and Wifi. Plan to visit The Lost Gypsy Gallery and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Papatowai attractions using our Papatowai trip planner .
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  • September 23, 2017
    It was a wonderful visit. Coffee was great and the collection was well worth viewing. Nice to see something so trapped in time.  more »
  • June 28, 2017
    My husband had been particularly interested to see this attraction and it was to be a highlight of our holiday. After having checked website prior and driving a considerable distance , we were Disappo...  more »
  • April 27, 2017
    A place for the young and the young at heart! The two of us were amazed again and again with the many treasures that were on offer here! Defiantly pay the $5 so you can venture past the caravan and se...  more »
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  • April 25, 2017
    Hello, Came last week to get look around after hearing about your art years ago. Desperate to have a look in person. Fantastic!! People, you should go to this gallery if you are anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere, it is unique. I know everywhere says marketing crap ""unique, Awesome etc etc", but there is nothing else like this ANYWHERE. Also there is great coffee and food. Go there, you won't be disappointed.
  • June 2, 2017
    ABSOLUTE MUST SEE! This is not your average art gallery and the $5 entry to the upper gallery will be the best value for money you have ever had. If you drive past you will definitely regret it later when everyone you meet asks "Did you visit The Lost Gypsy?" When you tell the you didn't they will exclaim "Oh no!! You missed the most clever and funny art in New Zealand!!". BUT be aware that the gallery, coffee kart, and food kart are closed over winter (may till october). In summer the gallery is open six days a week, most Wednesdays it is shut.
  • May 8, 2017
    Really cute creative place. Sadly it was closed until winter but it's already amazing from the outside
  • September 3, 2017
    have been here twice - and surely havn't seen everything yet ! thanks for that gem in the middle of nowhere ;)
  • February 27, 2017
    Fantastic gallery where art meets mechanics, from an artist whos mind clearly never stops thinking! Everybody there was enjoying themselves! Blair's a great guy!

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