Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre a Christmas Hit

30 December 2016

Lonely Planet, when naming Taranaki as the 2nd best region in the world to visit in 2017, said the Len Lye Centre was New Plymouth’s answer to the Guggenheim.  And it seems holiday makers agree. 

Visitors from as far and wide as Frankfurt, Los Angeles,  New York, and Zurich, have made the most of their Christmas visit to New Plymouth. 

More than 1,450 people visited yesterday (Thursday 29 December) and there was a queue of up to 50 people waiting for the doors to open.  On Tuesday (27 December) more than 1,020 people enjoyed viewing the kinetic artwork.

The Trilogy show is in hot demand and can be watched by 100 people at a time. Due to this interest and not wanting to turn people away, an extra daily show is being trialled.

A New Plymouth District Council initiative, the Len Lye Centre is funded by both the Council and many community partners.  For more information visit

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre exterior.