The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington

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  • March 24, 2017
    As a visitor to New Zealand I try to be polite and grateful when being admitted to free admissions for which people in New Zealand are paying. But.... This is a lovely building. It is very spacious an...  more »
  • March 18, 2017
    The Dowse Art Museum is a small art gallery.It has a great kids area for children to be creative.The entry is free and the exhibits are good.It also has a cafĂ© to relax and eat and drink tea or coffee...  more »
  • March 16, 2017
    I think the Dowse precinct is probably the best attraction in the Hutt valley. There's always some new exhibit to see and a great room for kids to get creative in. The cafe was closed last time I was ...  more »
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  • September 19, 2017
    Cool building, interesting art, great exhibits for adults and children alike. Kids will have a lot of fun with the interactive exhibits.
  • September 19, 2017
    The Dowse venue holds private functions really well, hopefully they've fixed the security code issue from the last incident!
  • June 14, 2017
    Funky building, great cafe, good space for venue hire. Exhibitions sometimes fall a bit flat, and the square could do with some beautifying, but overall worth a visit.
  • July 4, 2017
    Friendly staff and awesome exhibition on climate change. Well worth a visit
  • April 26, 2017
    Fantastic FREE ENTRY modern gallery - easily best attraction in lower hutt for tourists. Never too busy during the day. Ive found the exhibits from artists coupled well with an understanding of the artist workflow, hence i really liked visiting. Hope they keep up a high quality of exhibit and showcasing nz talent. Cafe, public toilet and shop inside. V wheelchair friendly, lift inside. Free tours available - call them to check dates/times.

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