Welcome to Christchurch Art Gallery, home to one of New Zealand's most important public art collections.
Open 10am until 5pm daily
Late night Wednesday until 9pm
Corner Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street
Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel (+64 3) 941 7300
The Gallery is a pleasant ten minute stroll from the central bus interchange. Bus 8 (Airport to Lyttelton) crosses Montreal Street one block south of the Gallery, approximately a two-minute walk from the Gallery. You can plan your bus trip here.
The Gallery is situated on the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street, easy walking distance from the central bus interchange and central city attractions.
Christchurch has a network of cycleways and cycle lanes – see the map of these here. Bike racks are available on the Gallery forecourt.
We have the most colourful underground car parking in the city. Probably the country really.
If you are sightseeing in Christchurch the tram stops right outside the Gallery.
Free guided tours
Check our events calendar for current guided tours.
In the Gallery
The Gallery has wheelchair access and accessible toilets. We also have two wheelchairs available for visitors to borrow. A lift takes you to the upstairs galleries and down to the underground car park. The auditorium has wheelchair seating.
We’re family-friendly and we’re here to help – if you need more information or assistance just come to the front desk or ask one of our visitor hosts.
- You’ll find a parenting room on the ground floor
- Toilets are located on both floors
- Strollers and bags can be stored in the cloakroom behind the front desk for free
- We run fun art classes for all ages during the school holidays. Check out our event listings or ask at the front desk for more information.
- We run free guided art tours especially for parents with babies on the first Thursday of each month, starting on Thursday 4 February 2016. Buggies welcome.
You’re welcome to take photographs in the Gallery, however please don’t infringe copyright. Some works, for reasons other than copyright, cannot be photographed and you will see a no photography label by the work. Please respect this. Please also note that you may not use selfie sticks, flash photography, tripods, lighting or other equipment (including long lenses) as these may both endanger our collections and impede other people's enjoyment of the Gallery.
If you wish to bring a photography group or use any of the equipment listed above please contact us here to discuss your requirements.
If you wish to reproduce a work in the Gallery’s collection you may find out more and apply for a license here.
The Thirsty Peacock is now open
Monday and Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday - Friday 9am-late
Saturday and Sunday 10am-late
Contact them on (+64) 03-379 5214 or visit their website for more information: thirstypeacock.co.nz
The Design Store brings you an ever-changing range of creative products inspired by the Gallery’s collection and exhibitions. From thoughtful books and delightful cards to gorgeous jewellery, sweets and imaginative gifts, we help connect people to art in surprising and compelling ways.