Aigantighe Art Gallery

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One of the South Island’s largest public galleries, this 1908 mansion houses a notable collection of NZ and European art across various eras, alongside temporary exhibitions staged by the gallery's ardent supporters. The Gaelic name means ‘at home’ and is pronounced ‘egg-and-tie’.

The gallery housing the permanent collection was closed for structural strengthening when we last visited, but there are still excellent changing exhibitions to explore, plus the lovely sculpture garden.

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