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Address: 208 Bridge Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-548 4699
10:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:30

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Had lunch here - didn't look around the Gallery

Did lunch here the other day. Had 6 of us, but the service was fast and friendly. The food was a good portion size and tasty. Could have done with a few more 'child' friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Did lunch here the other day. Had 6 of us, but the service was fast and friendly. The food was a good portion size and tasty. Could have done with a few more 'child' friendly meals, but we enjoyed the new cafe and view to the gardens.

Thank kiasusee
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like public art galleries, this one in Nelson is a must-see. I hope the current exhibit of an overview of NZ art and the influence of NZ landscape on its art stays permanently. The large selection in the entry lobby of purchasable local art is amazing.

Thank Carolyn B
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Suter's art collection is surprisingly high quality for a regional gallery with many nationally significant New Zealand artists on display. The theme of local and regional significance ties the art works together in a well curated series of exhibitions across three galleries. The newly earthquake strengthened building makes the most of its location in the Queens Gardens beside a... More 

Thank 405Sally
Christchurch, New Zealand
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Then well worth a visit! Not a huge gallery but well set out and interesting art to view. Admission is voluntary donation so you can choose what it is worth. Queens Gardens right next door so spend an hour and do both!

Thank chchgecko
Hobart, Australia
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126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken to this gallery by a local resident. We enjoyed the coffee in the well designed and restful cafe. I am sure that there are many interesting exhibitions held in the gallery. Pleased we were able to see it. Nice and handy to the city centre.

Thank Sue S
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33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

There are several exhibition rooms here - but not large number of exhibits. Local art and New Zealand artists on show. This was our second visit (we went there a couple of years ago) and the building has been extended. Staff very helpful.

Thank Jean T
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A very good space for an art gallery, just next to the Queen's Garden pond. Lighting is good the space comfortable and they have a good coffee shop with nice atmosphere and good food.

Thank OscarOrtega
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161 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Many beautiful paintings here but many interesting ones as well. Lovely setting by the creek and offers a nice cafe to relax in. Worth visiting.

Thank Kathio
Cromwell, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was our first visit back to the Gallery since its upgrade. We were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff (which I must add were volunteers) we thought that the contrasting areas divided into 4 main spaces worked well. The architect has done extremely well incorporating a mix of the old and the new. The Suter café is now... More 

Thank traveller35302
New Hampshire
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The Gallery in its new premises has a good selection of permanent pieces plus art for sale by regional artists. It is nice to see it all displayed well now , and its location, with cafe, next to the delightful gardens is lovely. There is a good selection of high level pieces for sale in the shop. Well worth a... More 

Thank RAGGEDNewHampshire

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