The Forrester Gallery is housed in a spectacular neo-classical building originally constructed in 1884 for the Bank of New South Wales. The Forrester Gallery offers Waitaki and the wider region a varied and exciting exhibition programme, houses a growing collection of artworks significant to the region, and stands as an icon of Ōamaru's unique historic precinct. The Forrester Gallery is registered as a Category 1 site by Heritage New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm. Weekends and public holidays including Waitangi Day and Matariki 1:30pm - 4:00pm. Closed Mondays (unless a public holiday) and Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


9 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand.

decisions Proximity to town:
In central Oamaru.

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