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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  • This place is straight out of the mind of an absolute lunatic. The creativity and pure genius of all the gadgets is fantastic to see. If you are anywhere close to this place it is worth making a detou...  more »
  • Totally agree with other reviewers: If you are in this beautiful area of the Catlins do not miss the Lost Gypsy. There is an amazing collection of items which I found totally fascinating. Blair is a g...  more »
  • Blair and his friends create fascinating kinetic art. You'll be delighted by their inventions. Everything about this is unique and authentic, thought-provoking and entertaining. Adore their work.  more »
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  • Must visit. Really clever and interesting contraptions. Definitely worth the $5 entry fee. Take your time, push all the buttons, and be amazed and entertained. Watch out for the tricks. Closed on Wednesday.
  • Great owner. Wonderful quirky place. Very interactive. Loved it
  • Extra-ordinary! This man has a brilliant innovative view on the world and has created his owner absurd little place full of gimmicks and curiosities. Expect unexpected little things that make you smile. Closed on Wednesdays.
  • Well worth the $5 for gallery viewing lots of quirky things to see and interact with. Good coffee too.
  • Very interesting place to visit and the coffee is a must stop! The matcha latte and the chai latte are delicious!

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