You will find our “gallery by the sea” in the historic Thames North School, on the scenic coast road just 3 minutes north of Thames town. 2023 saw the gallery celebrate their 50th anniversary, and enjoyed a reunion of past and present volunteers. The gallery is meticulously curated to create a new experience for regular visitors, and unique and interesting arts for the not so regular visitors. There are monthly member’s exhibitions (featuring at least 2 creative mediums) seasonal exhibitions, workshops and even a Christmas Market (keep up to date on the socials) held on the expansive grassed area beside the gallery.

Opening times

Business hours:
Summer Hours: (Labour Weekend to Easter) 10am - 4pm Winter Hours: Week Days 10am - 2 pm. Weekends 10am - 4pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


604 Tararu Road, Thames, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
Approximately 90 minutes from Auckland International Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
Thames bus terminal is in Thames town (3 minutes drive).
decisions Proximity to town:
3 minutes north of Thames town on coast road.

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